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The Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island Tel: (902) 368-3764 Sherri McKinnon
Tel: (902) 368-3764
You are cordially invited to meet your Nurse Practitioner Sheri McKinnon as part of the 2013 CNA Nurse Practitioner Campaign.
Place: Eastern Kings Health Center Souris Hospital.
Date: June 12 th 2013
Why did you decide to become a nurse practitioner?
I decided to become a nurse practitioner because I wanted to increase the variety and autonomy in my work as a nurse. I wanted to see patients from across the lifespan. I also wanted to increase my scope of skills to include performing complete and focused physical examinations, making diagnoses, ordering diagnostic testing and treatments, and referring to other health-care professionals.
How do you feel you help patients the most?
A lot of patients in our rural community have seen many physicians come and go, leaving them without a health-care provider. I like to think that with my role here officially since 2006, Iíve brought some continuity to patient care. I also have relatively quick access time, allowing patients to get appointments to have minor acute episodic illnesses treated, have prescriptions renewed, or manage some chronic illnesses through regular follow-up appointments.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job and what is the most challenging?
Although the NP role is fairly well known in the rest of Canada, it is still relatively new to P.E.I. The most rewarding aspect of my job is the fact that many patients in the community where I work have completely embraced my role and the health-care services I can provide. I enjoy seeing patients from across the lifespan with a variety of health-care concerns.
Read about it here http://www.npnow.ca/mckinnon/Default_e.aspx