Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba showcases 100 years of public health nursing video to celebrate Nursing Week 

Winnipeg, May 8, 2019 - To celebrate National Nursing Week, the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (Association) is showcasing a video project titled 100 Years of Public Health Nursing in Manitoba from the Community Health Nurses of Manitoba (CHNM). 

“Nursing Week is the perfect time to showcase this video as it ties so completely to the theme of Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All,” said Mary Smith, executive director of the Association. “This video showcases how vital nurses are in our communities. Public health nurses are perfectly poised to assist with system change and lead an upstream approach with a focus on prevention. It’s an important time for us to bring the nursing voice to the forefront so our expertise and leadership is used to advance the health of people living in Manitoba.”

The Nursing Week theme was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), according to whom it reflects the fact that “every nurse has a story and every story has the potential to improve the health system and enable individuals and communities to achieve their highest attainable standard of health. From these insights comes the power for change.”

Sara Shuster, CHNM past chair said, “The core competencies of public health practice are brought to life through the stories told by 13 nurses and nursing students from across the province. This video showcases how public health nurses use their voice to lead in their day to day practice.”

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The Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba is the professional voice of registered nurses in Manitoba. We support and promote excellence in nursing education, research, leadership and policy by advocating for registered nurses and the health of people living in Manitoba. 

For more information, please contact:
Alyson Pile
Communications Advisor
Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
apile@arnm.ca
204-992-1523