Recognizing the work of RN(NP)s on Nurse Practitioner Day
Media Release – November 18, 2019
The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba (NPAM) are pleased to celebrate Nurse Practitioner Day today. This day recognizes the value and access nurse practitioners (NPs) provide for patients and clients in our healthcare system.
NPs are registered nurses with a master’s level education and clinical experience that allows them to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests. NPs work in a variety of practice settings from primary care to urgent/emergency care to home based and mobile services.
“The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) always welcomes the opportunity to showcase the professionalism and expertise of our members,” said Mary Smith, executive director of ARNM. “We welcome the opportunity to highlight the role of nurse practitioners and recognize these nurses who have furthered their education and clinical experience to take on an expanded role.”
“Nurse Practitioner Day allows us to bring awareness to the role NPs have in our health system,” said Cindy Fehr, CEO of NPAM. “NPs have helped create greater capacity in our system. Many people see NPs as their primary care provider. If you’re interested in having an NP as your healthcare provider, visit the directory of practitioners at nursepractitioner.ca
The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba is the professional voice of registered nurses in Manitoba. We support and promote excellence in nursing practice, education, research, leadership and policy by advocating for registered nurses and the health of people living in Manitoba.
NPAM endeavors to promote accessible and effective healthcare by nurse practitioners to the public of Manitoba. NPAM is the only nursing organization in Manitoba that is governed and employs active practicing NPs as a non-profit corporation that collaborates with NP studeents, employers, unions, legislators, regulators (College of Registered Nurses), the public, and post-secondary education institutes for advancing the NP role and ensuring safe quality patient care.
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For more information, please contact:
Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba