Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association (MORNA)
Welcome to our Official Website


2016-17 Executive

President
Kim Goodman
President Elect
Vacant
Past President
Karen Sagness
Treasurer
Wendy Rodgers
Secretary
Iris MacMillan
Educational Coordinator
Jacquie Radtke

Committees

Communications/Newsletter
Iris MacMillan
Jacquie Radtke
Karen Sagness
Kim Goodman (ex-officio)
Constitution/By-Laws
Karen Sagness
Kim Goodman (ex-officio)
Education Committee
Jacquie Radtke
Nominations
Karen Sagness

Upcoming Events

2016-2017
Business & Education Meetings

PanAm Clinic
Winnipeg, MB

March 4, 2017
2017 MORNA Spring Workshop
Hilton Winnipeg Airport Hotel 
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 1B2

May 17, 2017
MORNA Annual Dinner
MORNA AGM
Watch for updates!


Please visit the ORNAC Events calender for a full list of ORNAC activities.

Previous 2016 Events

September 21, 2016
MORNA Annual
Wine & Cheese

St. Boniface
Education Parlour Rm
N1037

June 3, 2016
MORNA AGM
Maxime's Restaurant & Lounge 1131 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg MB R2M 3T9

March 19, 2016
2016 MORNA Spring Workshop

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Hotel 
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 1B2

April 20, 2016
MORNA Education Session
“A Walk to Beautiful" 
Matagascar Fall 2015
Mercy Ship- International Faith Based Charity Hospital Ship

SORNG LogoWho is MORNA?

The Association is provincially organized, and is based in Winnipeg.

Board of Directors

The affairs of MORNA are managed by a Board of Directors which is composed of the Executive Officers, Representatives from all Winnipeg Operating Rooms, Chairpersons of Standing or Ad Hoc Committees, and Associate Chapter President(s).

Meetings

There are a minimum of five (5) general meetings, held from September to June. Each meeting has a business section, as well as an educational session. The Annual General Meeting, which includes the Election of Officers, is held each year within May or June.

Objectives

  • Develop and promote professional standards, based on the CNA Code of Ethics for Nurses, which promote optimum perioperative patient care.
  • Support and promote the ORNAC Recommended Standards for Perioperative Nursing Practice.
  • Identify and meet the professional needs of perioperative nurses throughout the Province of Manitoba.
  • Ensure perioperative nursing practice remains current by the networking of ideas and techniques through meetings, communications, presentations, conferences and workshops.
  • Develop a strong sense of collegiality among the perioperative nursing community, for professional and personal growth.
  • Advocate for perioperative nurses on issues and decisions affecting their practice.
  • Establish resources for educational, social and research activities.
  • Establish recognition and financial awards for Active MORNA members or others who have made significant contributions to perioperative nursing.
  • Contribute and disburse funds to support the cause of perioperative nursing.
  • Establish and maintain links with CRNM, ORNAC and other professional organizations.

2016-2017 Business & Education Meeting Dates

Location Time Date Host(s)
PanAm Clinic
Conference Room
Main Floor
75 Poseidon Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3E4
1830 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Childrens & Miscericordia
Topic:
Speaker:
Strabismus Repair in Children
Dr. Conor Mulholland 
1830 Thursday, November 17, 2016
St. Boniface
Topic:
Speaker:

Surgical Management of Bladder Cancer
Dr. Darrel Drachenberg

1830 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Grace & PanAm
Topic:
Speaker:
Gender Reassignment- Female to Male
Dr. Burnett 
1830 Thursday, February 16, 2017 HSC Adult & Concordia
Topic:
Speaker:
Pulmonary Hypertension in the Perioperative Period
Dr. Stephen Kowalski 
1830 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Seven Oaks, Womens & Maples
Topic:
Speaker:
TBA
TBA 

MORNA Funding Guidelines

IMPORTANT! Due to web browser incompatibilities, it is strongly recommended that all applicants download and save these files to their desktop or devices before completing and printing their forms. Failure to do so may result in "blank" forms saves.

Educational Funding
Flexible funding guidelines to support and promote MORNA members' attendance at perioperative educational sessions.

CNA Certification and Recertification Funding Guidelines
To support MORNA members in pursuit of enhancing their perioperative practice through Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) certification/recertification.


President's Message

Thank you for visiting the Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association website.

Our group consists of talented and dedicated perioperative nurses throughout the province from all surgical specialties. As well as supporting its members in providing safe and efficient care, we work to ensure that our group remains current with new practices and technologies so that the very best care is offered to our patients.

MORNA continues with our membership with the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). This membership process allows all MORNA members access too many opportunities offered through ORNAC including webinars, discounts to the ORNAC conference and a "voice" at ORNAC's Annual General Meeting held each spring. I believe you’ll be impressed by what MORNA/ORNAC has achieved so far and am confident about its potential to accomplish great things in the future.

MORNA strongly supports education through monthly meetings which consist of a business meeting followed by a nutritional break and then our education session. Through Telehealth we are able to include many rural sites in our monthly meetings and are working on increasing this membership throughout the coming year. Our meetings will continue this year at the PanAm Clinic in the Conference Room on the main floor. These meetings will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, reacquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden your knowledge.

We also host our annual Spring Workshop which not only provides the opportunity for nurses to enhance their perioperative knowledge but also the opportunity for nurses to network within the province. This year, the workshop will be held in Winnipeg at the Hilton on March 4, 2017. For further information regarding the workshop, please contact Jacquie Radtke at jacq.radtke@gmail.com. We do hope you are able to join us.

Finally, I would like to thank our members for the support and active engagement to our association. Your role in realizing our vision and being part of a team that is committed to the very best in patient care, safety, education and research is deeply valued.

With best regards,

Kim

Kim Goodman
MORNA, President


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