Jo Rippin- Family Nurse Practitioner

I am delighted to join the team of health care providers at the Galiano Island Health Care Centre.  I thoroughly enjoyed over three months of clinical hours as a student at the centre under the preceptorship of Leanne Rowand, and it is a pleasure to be returning to the community and the Health Care Centre as a family nurse practitioner.  I graduated from UVic’s Master of Nursing program in 2011. Since then I have had temporary work in a few primary care practices in Victoria.

My husband and I have two teenaged daughters and a cat.  Our extended families are spread across the country and Europe, so we enjoy traveling to visit them and to explore new places.  We have always been amazed by the beauty of the Southern Gulf Islands, and have enjoyed visits and stays on Galiano and Pender Islands.  We are looking forward to spending more time getting to know the people and places on Galiano and settling into the community.  In particular, we are hoping to spend a lot of time on the water – probably canoeing or kayaking to begin with.

I am looking forward to getting settled into work at the Galiano Island Health Care Centre and contributing to the exceptional team of health care providers!