Celebrating primary care givers during National Nurse Practitioners Week
During National Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 13-19, 2022), Dal Health caught up with two of their alumni to ask them questions about their experiences thus far in the profession.
Laura Conrad (BSc ’12, MN NP ’21)
Carly Bata (BScN ‘17, RN MN NP ‘22)
Q: Why did you decide to become an NP?
A: I always knew I wanted to expand my scope of practice and become more autonomous as a health care provider. Becoming a Nurse Practitioner was a natural way to advance further in my career while staying true to my nursing roots.
Q: Where are you providing care now?
A: The Pauline Potter Health Centre, a primary care clinic in the North End of Halifax.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: Working with patients and families to provide quality, timely access to primary care in a time where primary care is difficult to access for many Nova Scotians.
Q: Anything you want to say to your fellow NP’s during NP week?
A: I feel so honoured to be a part of this profession. As this is my first NP week as a practicing NP, I would love to thank all of the wonderful nurse practitioners who mentored and trained me to be the NP I am today.
Dal Health wishes Nurse Practitioner (NP) students, past graduates and members of the NP practice community who generously support the NP students a very happy National Nurse Practitioner Week!