Advancing RN Practice for Better Care Where You Are
The 2021 edition of The Pulse contains a collection of stories of nurses from throughout the province. These stories highlight the use of Registered Nurse Specialty Practices (RNSP) within various organizations and practice settings across Saskatchewan.
RNSPs create the opportunity for RNs to practice to their full scope of practice in the best interest of the members of the public they serve. RNs can provide specialized care for people in all practice settings, including areas where they may not have otherwise had access in their location. RNs are everywhere, providing round-the-clock, specialized care through use of RNSPs to meet the evolving care needs of the public of Saskatchewan. RNSPs are in use all around us!
The map featured here provides a glimpse of some of the RNSPs in practice within Saskatchewan. By hovering over one of the pinned map dots, a brief description of the RNSP in that area is shared. For some of the RNSPs on the map you will be able to click “Read More”, to learn more about that specific RNSP and how it has impacted the care provided to the individuals or client population it serves. We encourage you to revisit this page often as we will be continuing to highlight various RNSPs through the coming months.
As you read the articles of the featured RNSPs in this publication, you will learn more about what an RNSP is, where they are currently in place and the impact they have on the people they serve.
Get Your RNSP on The Map!
If you are an RN in Saskatchewan who is providing an RNSP, you have an opportunity to put your RNSP on the map! Send us a brief description of your RNSP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to share it here.
Susanne Nicolay, RN shares the story of the Wellness Wheel Medical Clinic's journey from commencement to now, highlighting the RNSPs in place that allow her and her fellow nurse colleagues to provide essential mobile care to remote areas in Saskatchewan.
Tracey Steel, RN shares the extensive behind-the-scenes training and teamwork that goes into making STARS the critical care transport team Western Canada counts on to provide life-saving transport from rural and remote locations to urban centers, and the RNSPs that allow nurses to be integral members of the team.
Carmen Chalupiak, RN and Donna Morgan, RN share their journey as nurses on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and members of the NICU Transport Team, providing life-saving care and transportation to the most vulnerable of patients in Saskatchewan. The two women share the latest RNSP project they've launched to expand and optimize the scope of practice for those on the unit and the Transport Team.
Rena Sutherland, NP, shares the story of collaborating with health care partners, colleagues and community Elders on an extremely short timeline to create an RNSP that was integral in receiving and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to a remote community in Northern Saskatchewan.