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Looking for new Board Members!

Looking for new Board Members!

Jun 23, 2021

Board of Directors – Position Description Our Organization The Alberta Registered Nurse Educational Trust (ARNET) is a charitable organization that has been established for almost four decades. ARNET raises, manages, and distributes educational and soon to be research funding for registered nurses and nurse practitioners across the province of Alberta. OUR VISION: Excellence in nursing […]

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How Nurses Impact Primary Care: An interview with Leah Malazdrewicz, RN

How Nurses Impact Primary Care: An interview with Leah Malazdrewicz, RN

May 25, 2021

How Nurses Impact Primary Care: An interview with Leah Malazdrewicz, RN Leah Malazdrewicz, a Registered Nurse (RN) in Alberta responded to one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in North America – the Cargill meat-packing plant in High River. This heroic act not only affected the lives of plant employees, but also effectively contained rampant spread […]

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Matthew Douma, RN- How Nurses Impact Patient Outcomes

Matthew Douma, RN- How Nurses Impact Patient Outcomes

May 17, 2021

How Nurses Impact Patient Outcomes An interview with Matthew Douma, RN Imagine the fate of a loved one rested in the hands of someone who couldn’t afford to complete their specialized training on a new life-saving technique. Now imagine it was in the hands of someone who could. Matthew Douma is a nurse, researcher, educator […]

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Why do we celebrate International Nurses Day?

Why do we celebrate International Nurses Day?

May 10, 2021

International Nurses Day will again be celebrated exclusively online through social media and web platforms, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. May 12, 2021 will mark the annual celebration of the efforts of nurses from all around the world, but also the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale; the influential woman dubbed the ‘mother of […]

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Felicia Derby, RN- How Nurses Impact Communities

Felicia Derby, RN- How Nurses Impact Communities

May 10, 2021

How nurses impact communities An interview with Felicia Derby, RN It’s difficult to think about Fort McMurray without being reminded of its struggles. Fire, flood – and more recently – a COVID-19 state of emergency. Being downstream from the oilsands, there are also elevated risks of death by cancer and far too few resources to […]

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Marilyn Wacko – Helping to Vaccinate!

Marilyn Wacko –  Helping to Vaccinate!

May 3, 2021

Marilyn Wacko, RN Executive Director, ARNET (Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust) There are heroes among us, who silently combat conditions that we know little of. They do what they can to help make life better for others, which usually means acquiring new knowledge and skills. Marilyn Wacko, a registered nurse and Executive Director of the […]

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Shireen Bell, RN: Bringing Hope this Holiday Season

Shireen Bell, RN: Bringing Hope this Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2020

To my fellow Alberta nurses, I am sending out this year end message starting with a sense of deep gratitude and awe of your perseverance, courage, and constant dedication to the lives of our community members across this province! I am remembering my spring message tagged to our Pandemic Nurses Fund and as much as […]

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RN Dr. Nicole Letourneau: Researcher, Innovator, Educator, and Author

RN Dr. Nicole Letourneau: Researcher, Innovator, Educator, and Author

Sep 17, 2020

How we experience stress as infants can impact our entire lives—making it difficult to interpret the world, engage in healthy relationships, and avoid problems later in life. Enter Dr. Nicole Letourneau, a nurse researcher and professor at the University of Calgary. She has made it her life’s work to study and promote parent-infant mental health […]

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The Clarity Nursing Brings to Long-Term Care and COVID

The Clarity Nursing Brings to Long-Term Care and COVID

Aug 10, 2020

PHOTO: Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Professor & Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta, and Registered Nurse Old, outdated continuing care facilities. Inadequate staffing levels. Poor quality of life. These are all issues that have received national attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for Dr. Carole Estabrooks, a nurse researcher, they are unfortunately […]

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Nursing on the frontline at Cargill

Nursing on the frontline at Cargill

Jun 1, 2020

This is Leah.  Leah Malazdrewicz, a registered nurse working with the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network, responded to one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in North America at the Cargill meat-packing plant in High River, Alberta. 

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