Statement from Association chair Margaret Rauliuk on National Nursing Week

Winnipeg, May 7, 2018 — Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba chair Margaret Rauliuk issued a statement today to celebrate National Nursing Week, May 7-13:

“Registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP) are an integral part of the healthcare system, found in every area, every community and the life of every Manitoban. We provide high value for our cost, reduce adverse outcomes for people living in both community and long-term care and are associated with shorter lengths of stay in hospital. Just as importantly, we are proud of the care we provide and the opportunity we have to share in the important moments in the lives of people living in Manitoba.

National Nursing Week is a perfect opportunity to recognize the nurses in Manitoba and their many important roles. This year’s national theme #YESThisIsNursing, demonstrates the many areas and settings where nurses can be found and the expanding scope of practice for our profession.  

As an RN and NP I am proud to not only provide care, but to address health and social inequities through both my practice and my work with the Association.

This week, the Association also recognizes the work of Indigenous nurses. The Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) has declared May 9 as Indigenous Nurses Day. We are pleased to recognize this day and celebrate with our Indigenous colleagues who are in a unique position to bridge traditional medicine and western medicine.

I welcome the spotlight of Nursing Week to celebrate nurses across the province and bring recognition to the exceptional, high quality care each one provides, and I encourage the public, governments, organizations and nurses to join me in doing this. Take a moment to celebrate and thank all nurses for the impact they have on their lives.”

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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