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Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with graduate education and training in advanced clinical practice. Nurse practitioners can act as primary care providers within their stream of practice. They work independently across the spectrum of health services, such as acute care, primary care, community health, long-term care, specialty areas of health and emergency care. (alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCnifo by alis (includes video) - Alberta-based occupational information
- What is a Nurse Practitioner? - Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba
- Nurse Practitioner Profiles - Canadian Nurses Association
- Nurse Practitioner Profile - ExploreHealthCareers.org (U.S.)
- What You Should Know About Nurse Practitioners - article from Canadian Living
- Interview: Oncology Nurse Practitioner (U.S.) - from Scitable by Nature Education
- Clinical Nurses & Nurse Practitioners - role overviews from the CNA
- Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant - from CanadianPA.ca
- Discover your Future in Healthcare: Nurse / Nurse Practitioner - University of Manitoba
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Masters Program: Nurse Practitioner Stream - College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Wage Scales (by region & facilities) - Manitoba Nurses Union
- I want to be a Nurse Practitioner. What will my salary be? - The Globe & Mail
- Canada's Best Jobs 2019 - Nurse Practitioner (#1) - Canadian Business magazine
- Workforce Data: Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners - Canadian Institute for Health Information
- NP & PA 2018 Salary Survey (U.S.) - from The Clinical Advisor
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba
- Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada (NPAC)
- College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
- Canadian Nurses Association
- International Nurse Practitioner/Advance Practice Nursing Network
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Regional Health Authorities - Province of Manitoba
- Health Regions in Canada - listings and maps from Statistics Canada
- Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (CACHC) - members
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