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
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
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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.
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