I AM A Nurse Day (postponed)

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba recognizes that our members are needed to support efforts to respond. Due to this and the wisdom of social distancing when possible, we are postponing our upcoming events including IAM A NURSE Day which was scheduled for April 8. 

We will now hold the Annual General Meeting on April 8 virtually. To register, click here.  

We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to reschedule this event, with the speakers below, at a future date. In the meantime we will continue to offer professional development sessions virtually. 

I AM A NURSE Day Speakers

Amy Deagle, RN MScN

International Network of Nurse Leaders

Amy Deagle, a self-proclaimed catalyst for change, believes that self-leadership is the key to creating positive change in your life, career, and in the world. As a masters-prepared nurse with a passion for leadership, Amy endeavours to lead a revolution of nurses who lead with kindness, empathy, compassion and have a desire to create more connection in the world. 

She is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and President  of the International Network of Nurse Leaders and host of the Shift Change podcast. The mission at the International Network of Nurse Leaders is to amplify the voice of nurses, champion a new way of nurse leadership and lead a change revolution in the nursing profession.

Dr. Claire Betker, RN PhD

CNA President &
Scientific Director, NCCDH

Claire’s career began in southwestern Manitoba at a rural single-nurse public health office. She has worked in public health, home care and primary health care in a variety of positions at local, regional, provincial and national levels.

Claire believes all nurses are leaders. It is through our collective voice and action that we effectively advocate for our profession, support the sustainability of the health system and create communities where all people have a fair opportunity to be healthy. Claire is Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), hosted by St Francis Xavier University. Her focus there is on public health leadership to advance health equity across Canada.

Claire believes that strong professional nursing associations play an essential advocacy role not only for policy and system change, but also for the advancement of the profession as well as the health of all people living in Canada.

Chief Karen Batson,
R.P.N., B.Sc.M.H., B.G.S., M.Ed.

Chief, Pine Creek First Nation

Karen Batson is a member of the Pine Creek First Nation and the first female Chief. Karen’s education and work experience has focused in the area of health, specifically in mental health in both government and private practice settings. In her role as Chief, Karen has been involved in facilitating many community development initiatives resulting in positive changes in her community including increases in housing, employment, infrastructure, elder housing and improvements to the overall health and wellness of the community.
In 2018, she was appointed as the chair of the Chiefs Health Action Table at the Southern Chiefs Organization. The focus of this initiative is the transformation of health services for 36 First Nations communities in Southern Manitoba. Karen is also on the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Women’s Committee, Chiefs Standing Committee on Child Welfare, Chiefs Committee on Education, West Region Child & Family Services Board, Collaborative Leadership Initiative and the Chiefs Committee on Charter Renewal with the Assembly of First Nations.
Prior to becoming Chief, Karen worked in academia, where she has taught at both Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University with a focus on community development with Indigenous communities and most recently teaching in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing with the Faculty of Health Studies.