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UpFront: with Canadian NPs

UpFront: with Canadian NPs

By Rachel
This is a podcast where Nurse Practitioners come together to share, discuss challenges, and inspire. The goal of this podcast is to bring NPs together and build a community in a profession that often can feel isolating. We are here to learn more about NPs working in Canada, why they do what they do, what they love about their jobs, and what inspires them to continue doing the work they do.

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6 // Telehealth, Nurse Navigation, and (of course) COVID-19

UpFront: with Canadian NPs

7 // Professional Development, Coworkers, and Acute Care
Join Michelle and I as we discuss working as an NP in one of Winnipeg's acute care facilities, some of the challenges that come with the job, and things she does for professional development.  Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba: Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba, Talk Tuesdays: As always, email me at with any comments, questions, or thoughts! Music and editing by Daniel Bergman
July 05, 2020
6 // Telehealth, Nurse Navigation, and (of course) COVID-19
Join me as I chat with Talia, a registered nurse who works at Manitoba's Telehealth hub. We will discuss how Telehealth can impact the lives of Manitobans as well as some of the many changes in recent weeks.  As mentioned in the episode, access ProQuest for a wide variety of nursing related ebooks. Login to MyCNA (through Canadian Nurses Association), go to Library Resources, and sign in to ProQuest Ebook Central. You can also try using this link: Email with any thoughts, comments, or ideas! A big thanks to Zoom for being free right now! Music and editing by Daniel Bergman.
April 09, 2020
5 // Loving that NP Life
Join NP Erin Brickman and I as we chat a bit about what we do here at McGregor WICC and why we love being NPs. We also have some discussion on what our health authority does well, and what we can hope for in the future. For more information on what's new with the NP program at UofM, check out this link: For the PPI article written by our colleagues: Willis, T., & Duff, E. (2020). Optimizing prescribing and deprescribing of proton pump inhibitors. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.01.004 You can also request it from your regional library. Email us at with any thoughts, comments, or ideas! Music and editing by Daniel Bergman.
March 10, 2020
4 // Graduating, Walk in Clinics, and Imposter Syndrome
Join me (Rachel Ingels Bergman) as I discuss life outside of NP school, starting a new job, and dealing with stress. Email us at if you or someone you know would like to be on the show! Music and editing by Daniel Bergman. Referenced: Nagoski, E. & Nagoski, A. (2019). Burnout: The secret to unlocking the stress cycle. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
February 02, 2020
3 // Educating, Prescribing, and Exploring Private Practice
Nicole Watling joins us today to discuss some of what she does as an NP here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We cover a bit about being an educator, the nurse prescriber program, private practice, and what she has loved about being an NP. You can find Nicole at Enhance Medical Aesthetics on: Instagram: Botoxwpg Facebook Also: NPAM Renewal MNU Bargaining Survey: Due January 10,2020 Email us at with thoughts, comments, or suggestions! Music and Editing by Daniel Bergman
January 01, 2020
2 // Primary Care, Teen Clinic, and Terminal Degrees
Today we chat with Rachel Wiebe Skouta, an NP who works in multiple primary care clinics in Manitoba's Southern Health region. Join us as we discuss resources currently available for teens, some of the needs in the region, and terminal degree options for NPs. Email us at with thoughts, comments, or suggestions! Rachel's Article can be found at:  If you'd like a PDF copy, send us an email with your request. Province of Manitoba News Release Music and Editing by Daniel Bergman
December 02, 2019
1 // NPs: Past, Present, and Future
In this episode, we chat with Nurse Practitioner Dr. Elsie Duff as she discusses her thoughts on NPs now and in the future. Email us at for thoughts, comments, or suggestions! We'd love to hear from you! Music and Editing by Daniel Bergman
October 21, 2019