I have been an active member of my community by providing mentorship and participating in and leading sporting activities. My community involvement and volunteer activities are varied including promoting harm reduction activities related to opioids. I also enjoy engaging with new Registered Nurses.
I would also like to take this space to expand on the question and touch on a few other areas such as my passion for nursing.
My work as a Registered Nurse has benefitted the communities that I serve. Through my work as a Registered Nurse, I have witnessed the tremendous impact that healthcare delivery has on peoples’ lives. I have helped many individuals and families through very stressful times. The ability to preserve the dignity of my patients is something I am very proud of.
I am also pleased with my work at both CARNA, where I have been able to advance professional practice, and at Alberta Health where my colleagues and I are able to advance policy, regulation, and legislation around immunization services, which supports public health.
Some of the skills I bring are:
5) Local, provincial and national experience.
Personally, I am someone who does not sit back. If I see something that needs to change, I get involved and help drive the change. As such, advocating for public health, advocating for high-quality healthcare, and advocating for nurses is how I have chosen to serve and give back to both my profession and my community.
As a Provincial Councilor, I would work to build on CARNA’s strengths so that together we can build a high-quality health system that has Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners at its core and serves Albertans with long-term high-quality outcomes.
As a CARNA Provincial Council member, I would be a strong advocate for all Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Alberta, from the North to the South, from the East to the West, and from rural to urban. To support the goals of CARNA, I would work hard to ensure the unique contribution of all RNs and NPs to the health of the people, communities, and populations we serve is fully realized in the delivery of healthcare services in Alberta.
I would be honoured to represent both Registered Nurses and Nurses Practitioners on the CARNA Provincial Council.