Who we are

ARNM (Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba) is the professional association representing licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), graduate nurses, nursing students and former registered nurses in Manitoba. 

At ARNM, we're proud to represent Internationally Educated Nurses not yet licensed to practice in Manitoba. To learn more about how we can help you, click here.

Philosophy statement

We believe in supporting and promoting nursing across all settings – practice, education, research, leadership and policy. We believe in doing what’s best for our members and the health of people living in Manitoba. We further believe it is our responsibility to engage and inspire nurses to take pride in their profession and assume leadership in our community. We are champions of diversity, inclusivity, equity, social justice and democracy so we can all work together to create something better.


ARNM is the professional voice of nurses in Manitoba. We support nurses to be empowered health leaders across all settings to advance nursing and advocate for the public they serve. We promote and celebrate excellence in nursing.



Advancing the nursing profession and public policy as leaders in health.


  • We are here for members.
  • We foster pride in our profession.
  • We are honest and ethical in everything we do.
  • We find creative ways to accomplish big goals.
  • Together, we achieve more.

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Strategic goals

  1. To inspire and promote excellence and innovation in nursing practice
  2. To elevate the nursing profession and promote nurses as leaders in healthcare
  3. To be a sustainable Association for nurses in Manitoba

ARNM Strategic Plan 2023-2026

As we look towards the future, ARNM is proud to present our strategic plan for 2023 to 2026.

This plan considers the strengths, areas for improvement, and ideas for sustaining and growing the Association and supporting our members.

The document includes detailed objectives and will help define our goals and activities for the years to come. Our goal is to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation that will drive our success.

We are confident that the continued commitment from our members, staff, and Board, ARNM will ensure the Association thrives and grows well into the future.

Check out the details of our strategic plan and join us in creating an even brighter future!


Any questions or comments can be sent to us at info@arnm.ca.

Diversity position statement

ARNM affirms that equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the promotion and practice of nursing and as a profession, we must continue to support the creation of a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society.

Equity takes differences into account to ensure a fair process and, ultimately, a fair outcome. Equity recognizes that some groups were (and are) disadvantaged in accessing health services and are, therefore, underrepresented or marginalized. Diversity can be defined as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. When we recognize, value, and embrace diversity, we are recognizing, valuing, and embracing the uniqueness of each individual.

Inclusion means an environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully; are valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives; have equal access to resources and opportunities, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.

ARNM is governed by a board of directors. We encourage you to explore our website, give us a call or send an email to info@arnm.ca for more information.


What We Do

Professional nursing associations exist to provide a voice to advance the profession; influence healthy public policy; and provide resources and supports to help members succeed throughout their career.



A guide to the different nursing organizations and what they do for YOU

If you've ever found yourself confused with the different nursing organizations, associations and all the different abbreviations, you're not alone.

ARNM Executive Director, Joyce Kristjansson, has written a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the confusing world of nursing associations. 

In her article, "ABC Soup: A guide to the different nursing organizations and what they do for YOU," Joyce breaks down the different groups and explains what they do, so you can better understand their roles and how they can benefit you. 

Don't miss out on this helpful resource - click the button here to read the full article!


Professional associations can:

  • Offer nurses the opportunity to engage in the profession and contribute to the overall vision of healthcare.
  • Offer key services that support the professional development that every nurse is required to do for continuing competence, resources for professional practices, knowledge generation, and research.
  • Provide networking opportunities with a broader range of nurses than found in their workplace, which promotes further education and career development.
  • Take a whole system approach and offer an objective outside perspective to help facilitate integrated solutions.
  • Access practice experts within the profession when asked to provide feedback to government and other stakeholders on nursing and health issues.
  • Provide nurses with the opportunity to use their voices to advocate for health and be recognized as highly educated experts who have in-depth knowledge of patients, clients and populations.
  • Connect nurses with other professional bodies both intra and inter-professionally at the local, national and international levels.



Joyce Kristjansson RN MBA

Executive Director

Gail Campbell

Membership Support Coordinator