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Teamwork key to nurse practitioner role

This article was orgininally published in The Region Reports News from Saskatoon Health Region

Karen Hart walks downstairs to the child care space at Nutana Collegiate to check on some of the infants and toddlers in care. She knows the names and faces of many of the 600 students and most of the children in the child care. Hart is a nurse practitioner (NP) based at Nutana Collegiate. Hart’s placement at Nutana Collegiate shows the diversity of the work environment for a NP. “Nutana is a regular high school. However, a lot of the students have had difficulty staying in school for many reasons,” she says. About 80 per cent of the students are over the age of 18. “I deal with everything from sore throats to sexually transmitted infections, birth control to mental health issues. Anxiety and depression are very common.” Read More

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Nurse practitioners are a valuable part of the health care system in Saskatchewan and we want to know them. Suggest a Saskatchewan nurse practitioner that has made a difference in the quality of health care, inspired you or has taken risk to advance the profession.

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Saskatchewan's first hospital emergency nurse practitioner on ERs

Hear Sheila Coles interview on what one health region is doing to deal with too many ER patients and not enough ER doctors. Listen Hear

Health care in Saskatchewan

On Monday, Oct. 21 the University of Regina and SIAST announced a new Master of Nursing program collaboratively offered by both schools, beginning in Sept., 2014.

The program will provide training to registered nurses intending to obtain Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) status. Fifteen seats will be available each academic year. Currently, says program head Joyce Bruce, 25 people are expressing interest in the program.

The professional group, Nurse Practitioners of Saskatchewan, lists 161 licensed nurse practitioners in the province. Read More


New Positions Created, Grants Available to Those Studying to Become Nurse Practitioners: Ministers

As Manitoba marks the first Nurse Practitioner Day in the province, the ministers of health and of education and advanced learning today announced the creation of almost 30 newly funded positions and a new grant to help hire more nurse practitioners and improve patient care for families. Read More

November SasKNOW NP

Submitted by Tracy Daigneault



Well the name Della Magnusson is a familiar one to many of us. Della is a Nurse Practitioner at the West Side Clinic in Saskatoon. She serves on numerous health related and community committees and her practice encompasses many areas: Neonatal, Adults, Women’s and Primary Health Care. The clinic is a very busy inner city family centred practice serving marginalized people. Della specializes in women health, HIV and Hep C positive prenatal clients.  Della also works many hours of the Primary Health mobile bus in Saskatoon that serves the inner city and many of the same people she sees at West Side clinic.

Della advances the NP profession through her commitment to her patients and her consistent provision of excellent care. Della is a leader in prenatal care and has been instrumental in positive outcomes for this challenging population. Through her commitment and caring, many of her HIV positive patients have been able to deliver HIV negative babies. This is a trail blazing success, not only in Saskatchewan, but nationwide.  She serves on the steering committee for the HIV strategy and is a specialist in this area, receiving referrals from many other providers in the community.

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Della is described by many as hard working, compassionate, knowledgeable and kind. Della is well known to her patients and colleagues and is held in high regard by all. Della also shares her expertise as a mentor to NP students. In addition, she has volunteered her time and skills internationally in both Africa and Peru. We are honored to have Della as our fellow Nurse Practitioner.