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“When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to be a nurse,” says Zoe Ignacio. “Although it is an incredibly challenging profession – mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually – I have never regretted my decision.” Since 2011, Zoe has worked at CancerCare Manitoba in various clinical areas and is currently a senior research nurse and primary study coordinator in the Manitoba Prostate Centre. Her research focuses on prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. “I believe nurses are in a position to contribute to the well-being of individuals of all ages, families, groups, communities, sick or well, and in various points of care and care settings,” ...
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Make sure to check your inboxes for our 2022 member feedback survey. By filling out our survey, you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of three $25 gift cards of your choice such as Amazon, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or McNally Robinson that we'll send via email to the winners. Please note that although we track participation through your email invite in order to draw for the gift cards, all survey responses are anonymous. We respect your privacy and greatly appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey. Your input will help us improve your member experience. The survey closes Wednesday, September 14. ...
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Communications Coordinator The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) represents more than 10,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), graduate nurses, nursing students, and former nurses in Manitoba who work in various areas from direct care to management. ARNM is the professional voice of nurses in Manitoba. We support nurses to be health leaders across settings to advance nursing and advocate for the public they serve. The Communications Coordinator leads communications and marketing activities and initiatives to support organizational goals, engage ...
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“Within the last year, I feel I’ve really found my place,” says Megan Scott. “I love working in public health because I feel like I am treating the person and not just the illness. This gives me the opportunity to provide long-lasting care.” Underprivileged people pop into Megan’s public health office in Brandon, Manitoba every day because it is a safe and happy place for them. “If I can make someone feel happy, loved, and cared for, then I feel like I am doing my job,” says Megan. Megan’s nursing career began when she graduated from Assiniboine Community College with a licensed practical nursing diploma in September 2015. She worked rurally for ...
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Membership Support Assistant POSITION SUMMARY The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (also referred to as ARNM) is the professional voice of nurses in Manitoba. We support nurses to be empowered health leaders across settings to advance nursing and advocate for the public they serve. Working with ARNM staff, the Membership Support Assistant will support the daily operations of ARNM, serving as a contact for members, handling administrative processes, and offering support during the membership renewal period. The incumbent is a self-starter who enjoys working virtually with people, takes initiative, finds solutions, demonstrates independent judgment, ...
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"I want to tell those currently in the IEN process to hang in there,” says Frances Magnaye. “I want them to continue to look for inspiration and opportunities for personal and professional growth.” Frances is an internationally educated nurse (IEN) who emigrated from the Philippines in 2009 because of the significant nursing shortage in Manitoba at that time. She was part of the pilot initiative from Manitoba Health, rural RHAs, and the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba to recruit registered nurses from the Philippines. “I was fortunate to work as a grad nurse for six months immediately after arriving in Canada while I studied to become a registered ...
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ARNM members have the chance to win 1 of 6 $100 grocery gift cards! The Manitoba Association of Community Health - Community Vaccination Promotion Project is looking for your feedback on https://machmb.ca/vaxfactsmb/ . Their website ensures those working in community health have access to tools, training, and evidence-based information to promote and address barriers to vaccination. Have you accessed VaxFacts resources or shared the site with a colleague? Have you used VaxFacts to increase your knowledge and professional competency around promoting or understanding vaccines? Visit https://machmb.ca/vaxfactsmb/ between now and July 27 to fill out their short ...
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The Manitoba Marathon is urgently looking for nurse and student nurse volunteers for the Manitoba Marathon this Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All skills and experience levels are welcome. There is a mandatory meeting on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. at IG field and then the team will set up the medical center right after in the Bisons' locker rooms in the stadium. On race day (Sunday, June 19), you will help runners who need medical attention onsite at the race's finish line. Several experienced ER nurses will be on-site to do the more acute treatments and the rest is a lot of oral hydration and pain management of runners. Please ...
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Following a search for a new executive director, the Board of Directors has appointed Joyce Kristjansson as Acting Executive Director until the end of 2022. “We’re very pleased with the work that has already happened in the short time Joyce has led the organization,” said ARNM President Loreley Fehr. “Her extensive operational experience is a huge asset. The Board felt it was important to maintain consistency while we continue through strategic planning.” #News
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At the 2022 Annual General Meeting, ARNM passed a resolution to develop a special interest group focusing on active travel. We are seeking nurses around Manitoba to participate in this group. The group’s goal is to influence policy creation to support built environments that allow for safe active travel routes between and within Manitoba’s communities. Currently, a large proportion of Canadian adults are at increased risk for poor health outcomes as the majority (82.5%) do not meet physical activity guidelines and are sedentary for much of the day. Only 40% of children and youth aged 5 to 17, meet the recommended targets for physical activity. Policy and programs ...
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The Lutheran Church Canada's National Youth Gathering is from July 15 - July 19, 2022, at the University of Manitoba. Responsibilities and accommodations for the volunteer nurse include: - Providing 24-hour call-out during the gathering - Providing a vulnerable sector/criminal record check (reimbursement provided) - In House room provided - Meals provided - $500 honorarium at the end of the gathering - 2 free t-shirts to identify who the nurse is (please provide size) - Cell number required Volunteer inquiry deadline: Sunday, June 5, 2022 Things you will need to bring or buy, and save receipts for reimbursement, ...
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In support and recognition of the significant contributions of all nurses to the health and well-being of the people in Manitoba the Province of Manitoba has proclaimed this week as National Nursing Week. Province of Manitoba, Proclamation: National Nursing Week WHEREAS: National Nursing Week has been set aside as an opportunity to learn about the largest group of health care providers in the country; and WHEREAS: all nurses are working towards improving the health and well-being of the citizens of Manitoba; and WHEREAS: nurses work collaboratively with all health disciplines to improve the health status of Manitobans; and WHEREAS: nurses ...
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ARNM has reunited with Rob LeForte, Founder of First Lake Solutions, to support the organization’s advocacy efforts. Rob first worked with ARNM when he worked for Impact Public Affairs, where he served as vice president. Over the course of the pandemic, Rob decided it was time to move on from the traditional model of government relations firms to offer a new kind of personalized support from senior executives. His independent practice, First Lake Solutions, works with multiple clients at the federal and provincial levels to provide high-quality, adaptable lobbying work remotely, which leads to nimble response and lower prices for clients. For ARNM, he looks forward ...
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National Nursing Week gives us a platform to share nurses’ stories about how “we answer the call” to create a better understanding of the many roles nurses play in a health-care journey and the incredible dedication and expertise they bring to their work. The #WeAnswerTheCall Member Series highlights just a few of the many stories of the impact our nurses make. “Last Christmas I answered an unforgettable call.” After a Code White (violent patient) on December 23 resulted in a need to switch staff on another floor at the long-term care facility where Gretchen Marasigan-Esteva worked, she agreed to transfer for Christmas Day. “I thought, ok, I’ll be a good ...
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National Nursing Week gives us a platform to share nurses’ stories about how “we answer the call” to create a better understanding of the many roles nurses play in a health-care journey and the incredible dedication and expertise they bring to their work. The #WeAnswerTheCall Member Series highlights just a few of the many stories of the impact our nurses make. “I feel like it chose me,” says Karissa Maendel. “Nursing wasn’t something that I’ve always wanted to do and attending college isn’t something that’s easily done on the Hutterite community, but when the RRC nursing program opened up seats so close to home it felt like an opportunity to good to pass ...
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National Nursing Week gives us a platform to share nurses’ stories about how “we answer the call” to create a better understanding of the many roles nurses play in a health-care journey and the incredible dedication and expertise they bring to their work. The #WeAnswerTheCall Member Series highlights just a few of the many stories of the impact nurses make. When asked about a time Naomi Nickerson had answered the call, she recalled a moment where she felt she hadn’t, one that’s still her biggest regret 23 years later. She describes a time when she first began working as a nurse on a Neurology/Surgery/Medicine unit with a patient who had brain-related surgery. ...
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Jonathan Honsberger will be leaving his role as the Manitoba Representative for the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN) at the end of June. This is a volunteer position on the board of directors for this nursing specialty organization that is associated with the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA). For more information on this association, you can check out the website at paednurse.ca or email Jonathan directly. If you are interested in applying for this position please send a resume and statement of intent to Jonathan at jhonsberger@hsc.mb.ca by May 31, 2022. #News ​
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[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] April 12, 2022 - WINNIPEG Today’s provincial budget acknowledges the major challenges facing Manitoba’s health care system and puts forward investments to address problems worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. While our health system will benefit from new funding today, many of the most important commitments like 400 new nursing student seats were previously announced by the government. The government’s plan will invest $110 million in 2022 to help the province recover from surgical and diagnostic backlogs related to the pandemic. “We are encouraged by the further investments made today that will alleviate pressures on the health-care ...
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Our opportunity The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) is the professional voice representing all regulated nurses in Manitoba [licensed practical nurses (LPN), nurse practitioners (NP), registered nurses (RN) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPN)] as well as nursing students and non-practicing nurses. We are looking for a full time Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced nursing professional and leader with a solid understanding of nursing and healthcare in Manitoba. The Executive Director of ARNM reports to the President and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the successful implementation ...
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[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] APRIL 6, 2022 – WINNIPEG Statement from Joyce Kristjansson, interim executive director of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba: “The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) is pleased to see the Government of Manitoba adopt all of the recommendations from the Stevenson Review, including the strong investment in long-term care (LTC) announced today. This announcement makes significant improvements that will make it easier for nurses to do their work and provide the best possible support to LTC residents. We are glad to see the government recognize the importance of infection prevention and control activities and ...
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