Lynette Wolgemuth, NP
Tell us about yourself and why you decided to become a Nurse practitioner.
After working as an RN for 18 years in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, I wanted to be able to do more for children and parents, from a primary care/wellness perspective, helping to keep people well, avoiding severe illness and injury.
What is a nurse practitioner? How can you care for families?
A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice Registered Nurse with a Masters Nursing degree and specialized education to provide comprehensive and holistic medical care for families. As an NP specializing in paediatrics, I assess, diagnosis, order tests, prescribe, and refer to other health care providers as needed by clients and families.
If you had one bit of advice to give to a new parent, what would it be?
This too shall pass. No only kidding. Build a village of trusted family, friends, and health providers around you to always rely on. Remember you are never alone!
Self-care is a big challenge for parents. How do you maintain your own energy and outlook?
Journaling (with actual pen and paper!) helps you to have a place just for you to write down thoughts, feelings, experiences...sometimes in beautiful writing, sometimes in big letters when you just need to get emotion out! And it's yours and private! And fresh air is your friend at all time; get OUTSIDE!
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