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This Peace River paramedic would prefer not to take you to the hospital

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community…

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community paramedic, Tyne Lunn: each day starts at 7 a.m. at the Emergency Medical Services headquarters…

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  • Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care nurses often have to bite their tongues and listen. What it means to care for someone in their own home is...

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  • Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Nurses never quite know what they will be dealing with when a patient arrives at a rural hospital. In her previous role...

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  • Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    For Val Paice, driving more than an hour, twice a day for ten months was worth the sacrifice. As a married mother with...

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  • Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Registered nurse, Lawrence McNeil, knew rural Alberta was where he belonged even before he enrolled in nursing school in Edmonton.  McNeil was working part-time...

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  • Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Dennie Hycha enjoys gazing out her office window and taking in the picture-perfect view. The registered nurse is not looking out the...

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  • Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

    Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

    RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in...

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  • New clinic aims to get patients back on track

    New clinic aims to get patients back on track

    RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in...

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  • Like mother, like daughter: Rural nursing has appeal for Flagstaff County duo 

    Like mother, like daughter: Rural nursing has appeal for Flagstaff County duo 

    Alyssa Ness never expected to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a licensed practical nurse. Ness grew up watching her mom, Gail...

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  • Dr. John O’Connor is passionate about caring for indigenous communities in Northern Alberta

    Dr. John O’Connor is passionate about caring for indigenous communities in Northern Alberta

    As his name would suggest, Dr. John O’Connor is from Ireland. He grew up and went to medical school there and did...

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  • City-raised registered nurse falls in love with the rural practice and lifestyle in Rocky Mountain House

    City-raised registered nurse falls in love with the rural practice and lifestyle in Rocky Mountain House

    Heather Halladay, a registered nurse in Rocky Mountain House, grew up in the city. She also went to university in the city...

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  • Nursing the unique needs of the North

    Nursing the unique needs of the North

    RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in...

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  • Physicians and midwives work as a team at the maternity clinic

    Physicians and midwives work as a team at the maternity clinic

    The World Health Organization proclaimed 2020 as Year of the Nurse and the Midwife—a tribute to front-line caregivers in health care. The...

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