The Executive director of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba Joyce Kristjansson says this past year has been challenging for nurses in the province.
She speaks specifically about the challenges northern nurses face. She notes like all of the province but exacerbated more by remoteness of many communities in the north there is a huge nursing shortage and what that means is the nurses that are in place are giving everything they have. She says she’s just so incredibly impressed by the dedication and the leadership of these nurses to fill the gaps and be creative to find ways to provide patient care within the limited resources that exist.
This year National Nurses Week runs from May 9th to May 15th and falls during the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday which is May 12th.