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SANP's MLA reception held Monday May 6, 2013 bears more fruit.

by Debbie Bathgate RN(NP)

Debbie Sept 19 Article

L to R: Ann Mueller, SHR, Debbie Bathgate RN(NP) Borden Primary Health Centre, Honourable Minister Randy Weeks Rural and Remote Health

Hon. Minister Randy Weekes visited Borden Primary Health Center Aug 23, 2013. Minister Weekes was accompanied by Ann Mueller of SHR.  The visit included a tour of the facility by the Primary Care Team, discussion on current and potential programs and services, practice statistics, an interview with Debbie Bathgate NP, and a meeting with community leaders.  Ann Mueller avidly made notes on the stats with intention to clarify the information and expand on the usefullness of the information. 

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Recruitment and Retention Incentives for NP Students

The Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners addresses challenges that we as NPs face, and seek to better serve the people of this province. Recruitment and Retention of future NPs is an important issue that needs to be addressed. Currently there are 25 vacant NP positions posted in the province but needs are actually estimated to be 41positions. This calculation is predicted with a broad look at current needs and is reflective of our current practitioners approaching retirement. Complicating the arising need for recruitment and retention is a provincial change in transfer payments to Regional Health Authorities (RHAs). The previous bursary program for NP students has disappeared. 

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Exciting New Changes on the Horizon for Saskatchewan Nurse Practitioner Programs

Recently the University of Regina and SIAST team announced that they will be starting a new Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) to meet the community needs for increased numbers of nurse practitioners.   The first enrollment for this online program will begin September of 2014 and is limited to 15 students.

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Routine HIV Testing Resource Kit for Health Care Providers

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The Saskatchewan HIV Provincial Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to share a set of resources to assist health care providers in implementing the Saskatchewan HIV Testing Policy 2013. This policy calls for routine HIV testing as the new standard of practice.

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Are nurse practitioners the cure for B.C.'s family doctor shortage?

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Congratulations to the 2013 Heather Keith Award Recipient

IMG 1684One special event at our recent annual meeting was the announcement of the Heather Keith Award Winner. The Heather Keith Award is given annually to a Nurse Practitioner who demonstrates excellence. Jeannie Daku from Carlyle Primary Health Center is this year’s winner. Jeannie has a passion for women’s issues and continues to work collaboratively with many different disciplines to further programs supporting women. She has developed programs for her community and her region; her work also expands beyond her own region.

 

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