Craig Eling, RN(NP)-Paediatric, CNCCP(C), BSc, BScN, MN

Instructor

Office: Saskatoon, Innovation Place, Concourse Building, Room CO 111.24
E-mail: craig.eling@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-664-7392
Fax: 306-664-7131

Greetings!

My name is Craig and I’m very happy to be part of MNUR 803 and look forward to interacting with all of you online. I presently live in Saskatoon with my wife, three-year-old daughter, and infant son. 

I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the Second-Degree Entry Option Program. From that time until mid-2015, I worked my entire RN career in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Saskatoon. In the fall of 2009 I started on the Paediatric Transport Team (PTT), which is based out of the PICU. Our team consists of a RN and Respiratory Therapist who travel throughout Saskatchewan to assess, manage, stabilize, and transport paediatric patients back to Saskatoon or other tertiary care hospitals throughout Western Canada.  This is a very advanced role for a RN, as I was required to have very strong assessment, basic diagnostic, communication, and leadership abilities to function in this quasi-independent role. I was able to perform many advanced clinical skills, if necessary, including intubation, IO needles insertion, chest tube placement, and emergency cricothyrotomy insertion. I am also a Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor, trained to run Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT; a type of dialysis), and hold CNA Certification as a Critical Care Paediatric RN. 

I became licensed as Saskatchewan’s first Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (RN(NP)-Paediatric) in December of 2014.  This followed the completion of a Masters in Nursing and Paediatric Nurse Practitioner program through the University of Toronto. Presently, I practice as a NP in Paediatric Haematology, where I work closely with a Paediatric Haematologist. The specific group of patients I manage are the haemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia and thalassemia) and thrombophilia (children with blood clots).