Annual General Meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the Lancaster Room of the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

3:45 p.m.  Registration

4:15 p.m.  Call to Order

4:30 p.m.  A Toolkit to Introduce Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Non-Identified Mental Health Settings

Please join us immediately following the AGM for a presentation by Tracy Thiele, RPN, BScPN, MN, PhD (s); Ryan Shymko, RPN, BA, MA; and, Marg Synyshyn, RPN, BHS (Psych Nsg), MA

5:30 p.m.  RPNF Reception and Awards of Excellence (Stevenson Ballroom D)

AGM agenda and Rules of Order are available here.

Read the 2017 Annual Report here.

A Toolkit to Introduce Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Non-Identified Mental Health Settings

Increasing health care service demands, current and anticipated shortages of health care providers and fiscal pressures have prompted governments, policy-makers, and health care leadership to identify strategies that optimize the roles of all health care providers. Workforce optimization aims to ensure health care providers are working to their fullest scope of practice and that the mix and distribution of health care providers meets the needs of the specific patient population (Evans, Schneider, & Barer, 2010).

While the majority of Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Manitoba work within mental health programs, other client populations could benefit from the addition of these mental health services providers to the health care team. 

Please join us immediately following the AGM for a presentation by Tracy Thiele, RPN, BScPN, MN, PhD (s), Ryan Shymko, RPN, BA, MA, and Marg Synyshyn, RPN, BHS (Psych Nsg), MA, to learn about the RPN toolkit and how it can be used to guide and facilitate the introduction of Registered Psychiatric Nurses into programs and settings other than mental health.

Click here to view the RPN Toolkit.