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Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was just how nursing…

For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was just how nursing student Simon Weidemann felt, as his placement in Wetaskiwin grew near. Weidemann was unable to find temporary accommodation in the community south of Edmonton until a…

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  • Lethbridge family opens doors and hearts to rural medical learners

    Lethbridge family opens doors and hearts to rural medical learners

    It’s been an amazing journey for one Lethbridge family after they opened their home to RhPAP medical learners more than a decade...

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  • Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    The path to becoming a nurse may look different to everyone with the underlying desire often the same—a passion for helping others....

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  • RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    In Alberta, over 10 per cent of the rural workforce is employed in health care and social assistance, and they are making a difference...

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  • Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    For communities in Northern Alberta, attracting health professionals, and retaining them once they are there, can be a challenge. That’s why a new collaboration between...

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  • Student nurse feels at home thanks to Lac La Biche community and health providers

    Student nurse feels at home thanks to Lac La Biche community and health providers

    ‘My first shift at the hospital was eye-opening…’  Lac La Biche posting encourages nursing student to pursue rural career By Kirsty Algar...

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  • 2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    Every year, RhPAP offers up to four Medical School Awards to deserving medical students who plan to practise in rural Alberta to assist them on their...

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  • RhPAP Medical School Award recipients primed for rural practice

    RhPAP Medical School Award recipients primed for rural practice

    RhPAP is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Rural Medical Student Bursary: Kelly Anderson and Curtis Woolf (University of Alberta) and Karly Nikkel...

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  • Engaging students in rural mentorship opportunities

    Engaging students in rural mentorship opportunities

    Over 100 first-year medical students were introduced to great possibilities during a recent Rural Mentorship Lunch. Held on July 19, 2019 at...

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  • Event to showcase health careers to Vegreville high school students  

    Event to showcase health careers to Vegreville high school students  

    Local health professionals to instruct students in health skills at April 25 RhPAP-sponsored event. Vegreville high school students will learn first-hand what...

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  • Bulls and billets part of unique Tofield health-care experience

    Bulls and billets part of unique Tofield health-care experience

    Community will be a big part of the upcoming RhPAP Health Skills Weekend on Apr. 13-14, 2019  Billets and bulls will be...

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  • Future practitioners gain skills and insight: Rocky Mountain House Skills Weekend

    Future practitioners gain skills and insight: Rocky Mountain House Skills Weekend

    It was a weekend of fun, fright, and fundamentals as 55 healthcare students visited Rocky Mountain House for a specialized skills event October...

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  • Smoky River Region to introduce future health-care professionals to career possibilities in rural Alberta

    Smoky River Region to introduce future health-care professionals to career possibilities in rural Alberta

    Students studying several health-care disciplines are coming to the Smoky River Region this weekend to discover the advantages of living and working...

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