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Nominees and Regions

Please note: Several candidates have allowed their name to stand for both a Member-at-large position and a Nominations Committee position. These candidates have declared ahead of time which position they prefer should they receive the most votes for both positions.

 


 

President - Elect

 


 

Barlow  

Marilyn Barlow, RN

I graduated from Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1976. I have worked at the bedside my entire career. First in Long Term Care, then moving to Saskatoon City Hospital. I worked in a float pool position gathering experience in all areas but really enjoyed floating to the emergency room. I have practiced there for the past 30 years. Having been a preceptor for numerous students, I have mentored and shared my love of nursing. As my term of local president for SUN comes to an end, I am keenly aware of the issues RNs face in the workplace. Change is inevitable and our patients deserve quality care and RNs need an environment in which to provide it. So, if there is anyway I can facilitate/influence this as president-elect/member at large, I am willing and at your service.

Marilyn has let her name stand for President-Elect and Member-at-large Region 6. She has declared her preferred position to be President-Elect.

 

 

Koch 

 

 

Warren Koch, RN

Role Clarity remains the top priority. RNs and RN(NP)s are a self-regulating evidence based profession who promote best practice and adhere to high standards of care. We need to be a voice that clearly states to the public, government, and stakeholders what our role is. A profession made up of Strong, Intelligent, Educated, Thinking Nurses that decrease adverse events and improve health outcomes for people who receive our care. We bring research to the point of care and our care informs new research to continually improve best practices. This message can be more effectively communicated. I am standing for your President-Elect to see this message delivered.

I am into my 6th year of practice, all at the La Ronge Health Center in Acute Care and ER. I will complete a 3-year term on SRNA council May 2017. I previously served on the board of directors of SIAST as a student.

Warren has let his name stand for President-Elect and Member-at-large Region 5. He has declared his preferred position to be President-Elect.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Member-at-large Region 1 - Cypress & Hearthland Heath Regions

 


 

Carignan 

Melissa Carignan, RN(NP)

I am an RNNP in Ponteix. I have had 22 years of healthcare experience starting as a CCA and eventually graduating in 2006 with my RN degree. I started my RN career working in geriatrics as well as on a medical surgical unit and moved to critical care (ER/ICU). In 2011 I graduated from SIAST as a Nurse Practitioner.

In seeking this office, I hope to have a positive impact on the promotion of the role of RNs and RN(NPs), promotion and protection of the scope of practice, and promoting our public images. In the next year, we will see many changes in our healthcare system, it is important that our licensing body is involved and aware of how these changes may affect our roles as well as the safety of the general public I plan to be involved in the change and ensure the SRNA and RNs/RN(NPs) are heard.

 

 

 

Schwartz

 

 

Ashley Schwartz, RN

I graduated from the University of Calgary, Bachelor of Nursing offsite at Medicine Hat in 2009. My career began working in Swift Current at the Cypress Regional Hospital on the Medical Surgical ward and moved onto specializing on the Women’s and Children’s ward for the past 4 years. Also, I recently accepted a casual position with the University of Regina Nursing program in Swift Current.

I am extremely passionate about my profession and have chosen a career that is incredibly diverse and rewarding. I believe Registered Nurses are at a critical position within the province due to the discussions around scopes of practice and ongoing collaboration with other professionals. I would be honored to be a part of the conversations, with a voice to represent all aspects of Registered Nurses, especially direct care RN’s. The passion we all have for our careers and the safety for Saskatchewan must remain strong.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Member-at-large Region 2 - Five Hills & Sun Country Regions

 


 

Carignan 

Justine Protz, RN

I am a Registered Nurse, Home Care Manager in Sun Country Health Region. Following attainment of my Nursing degree, preceded by a Practical Nursing diploma, I began working as a Registered Nurse in Moose Jaw. In 2015 my family moved to South Eastern Rural Saskatchewan where I first took a position as a Nursing Supervisor then Manager for Home Care. At this time I was invited to sit on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Nursing Re-entry Program Advisory Committee. As I have moved throughout the province I noted similar challenges, the technological evolution occurring to the Nursing Profession. While this transition to technology has clear benefits, it also presents new issues for Nurses today. Being a part of the SRNA council would provide the opportunity to explore these issues, revealing challenges, benefits and impact to the nursing profession and our patients/clients/residents.

Elected by acclamation

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Member-at-large Region 5 - Mamawetan Churchill River, Athabasca and Keewatin Health Regions

 


 

Koch


Warren Koch, RN

Role Clarity remains a top priority. RNs and RN(NP)s are a self-regulating evidence based profession who promote best practice and adhere to high standards of care. We need to be a voice that clearly states to the public, government, and stakeholders what our role is. A profession made up of Strong, Intelligent, Educated, Thinking Nurses that decrease adverse events and improve health outcomes for people who receive our care. We bring research to the point of care and our care informs new research to continually improve best practices. This message can be more effectively communicated. I am standing for your council to see this message delivered.

I am into my 6th year of practice, all at the La Ronge Health Center in Acute Care and ER. I will complete a 3-year term on SRNA council May 2017. Transparency of the SRNA is something I will continue to advocate for.

Warren has let his name stand for President-Elect and Member-at-large Region 5. He has declared his preferred position to be President-Elect.

 

 

Sutherland 

 

Rena Sutherland, RN(NP)

I have been a Registered Nurse for 10 years and am currently practising as an RN(NP). I am a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and am currently working in Keewatin Yatthe Health Region and residing in Nipawin, SK. I have worked primarily rural and northern settings as an RN and continue to have a practise interest in northern nursing. I have been actively involved in the SRNA through the Membership Advisory Committee, Pain Management PPG, as well as formerly a Student Representative on the NPOS PPG. I see the value of being involved in one’s own professional licensing body so that I may advocate and be a voice for my colleagues. I have a special interest in the AAP development within SRNA as well as the growth of RN professional responsibilities and opportunities. I look forward to the opportunity to be a Member-at Large for Region 5.

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Member-at-large Region 6 - Saskatoon Health Region

 


 

Barlow

Marilyn Barlow, RN

I graduated from Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1976. I have worked at the bedside my entire career. First in Long Term Care, then moving to Saskatoon City Hospital. I worked in a float pool position gathering experience in all areas but really enjoyed floating to the emergency room. I have practiced there for the past 30 years. Having been a preceptor for numerous students, I have mentored and shared my love of nursing. As my term of local president for SUN comes to an end, I am keenly aware of the issues RNs face in the workplace. Change is inevitable and our patients deserve quality care and RNs need an environment in which to provide it. So, if there is anyway I can facilitate/influence this as president-elect/member at large, I am willing and at your service.

Marilyn has let her name stand for President-Elect and Member-at-large Region 6. She has declared her preferred position to be President-Elect.

 

 

Singh 

 

 

Sarabjeet Singh, RN

I graduated with BSN from the University of Saskatchewan and am working as a RN at 6th Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital. I have been a Workplace Representative for the past two years, and collaborated with other frontline RNs to recommend several new local and systemic changes at workplace. In addition, I voiced for RN/LPN role clarity, increasing NCLEX attempts, and need to review nursing curriculum. In 2016, I published a novel "seven-step leadership framework" especially for the new RNs. Recently, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation honoured me with a "Mission-in-action for Passionate Care" award.

My past 10 years of experience in health-related R&D will help me to advocate for enhanced public safety, help to bridge gap between SRNA and SUN, establishing role clarity, shift culture of blaming RNs to counting on the achievements, strengthening relationship between SRNA and its members, advanced practice, and recommend healthcare needs due to rapidly diversifying Saskatchewan.

Sarabjeet has let his name stand for Member-at-large Region 6 and Nominations Committee. He has declared his preferred position to be Member-at-large.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nominations Committee

 


 

Harrison

Lorrie Harrison, RN

While I was writing my position statement I pondered what I would say. It didn’t take me long to choose my words. My passion for Nursing and honored voice for patients. When I graduated from SIAST as a Diploma Nurse I never thought it would lead me to where I am at today. I was also privileged to pursue another goal, to teach after I received my Adult Continuing Educator & Training Certificate.

On December 31, 2015 I retired from the RQHR after 40 years of working a broad clinical background, the last being with Clinical Quality & Professional Practice. Retirement allowed me to continue with my passions to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and educate those who want to learn. The SRNA Nomination Committee allows me the opportunity to actively continue my dreams for nursing.

 

 

Singh 

 

 

Sarabjeet Singh, RN

I graduated with BSN from the University of Saskatchewan and am working as a RN at 6th Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital. I have been a Workplace Representative for the past two years, and collaborated with other frontline RNs to recommend several new local and systemic changes at workplace. In addition, I voiced for RN/LPN role clarity, increasing NCLEX attempts, and need to review nursing curriculum. In 2016, I published a novel "seven-step leadership framework" especially for the new RNs. Recently, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation honoured me with a "Mission-in-action for Passionate Care" award.

My past 10 years of experience in health-related R&D will help me to advocate for enhanced public safety, help to bridge gap between SRNA and SUN, establishing role clarity, shift culture of blaming RNs to counting on the achievements, strengthening relationship between SRNA and its members, advanced practice, and recommend healthcare needs due to rapidly diversifying Saskatchewan.

Sarabjeet has let his name stand for Member-at-large Region 6 and Nominations Committee. He has declared his preferred position to be Member-at-large.