About: Julie Benson
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I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa which I did with the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
I have been a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner since 2009. Before the NP program I worked in Toronto at Scarborough Grace hospital for a couple of years in the Family Birth Place, then in Ottawa at l’hôpital Montfort in the Centre Familial des Naissances. Since I graduated, I’ve been employed by the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre in Ottawa, working in the Youth Health Clinic, in the Same Day Clinic, and for the ODSP clinic.
I have preceptored NP students since 2011 for their clinical placements, and I have occasionally taken on Master’s students. I have been teaching in the PHC-NP program since 2019, and am currently francophone course professor lead for the Roles and Responsibilities course. I strongly believe that supporting the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program is important for the future of our profession.
My most important accomplishments are my two children, both teenagers. To keep my sanity I read, walk, knit, and connect with other similarly minded people who help me keep it together!