Family Practice Nursing

Nurses Working Alongside Family Physicians

When you next visit your Family Physician, you may see a nurse as part of your visit.

Since 2008, the Wood Buffalo PCN has been placing both Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses in local family practice clinics to work collaboratively with physicians. Family practice nurses (FPNs) conduct pap tests, provide comprehensive pre and post natal care, and also attend to more general health concerns.

FPNs help to increase access to healthcare and to facilitate linkages between different parts of the healthcare system. FPNs receive their training in a number of locations – the Hospital, the WB PCN Central Clinic Site, and family practice clinics. They are uniquely suited to act as coordinators of care when connecting patients to the programs and services that best suit their needs.

Over half of the physicians in Fort McMurray currently have family practice nurses working alongside them in their practices. If you have further questions about how FPNs work in family practice clinics in Fort McMurray, please contact us. We’d be happy to discuss the care options available to you and your family in our community.