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We are the Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association, a member of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). We provide a voice for perioperative registered nurses across the province of Manitoba. Our not for profit association has a volunteer board of directors representing every region in Manitoba. MORNA works to promote excellence by demonstrating leadership in patient safety, and by enabling best practice, career advancement and professional development for perioperative nurses.

President's Message




Hello MORNA Members!!!

Dawn Affleck

Here we come 2020!!!! I hope you are as equally excited and motivated as we are to welcome this New Year and new decade with positive energy at all of the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead of us all!!!

Did you remember to register as a MORNA member? Remember, your membership expired on December 31, 2019. If you had ANY challenges or problems with registration, please email info@ornac.ca and cc myself, at morna@ornac.ca. IT’s not too late but we encourage you to sign up as there are so many benefits available to you with educational opportunities and funding.

As we start this New Year off, we are happy to have our MORNA Member Survey 2019 survey results available to you all on our website (see below this message for review). MORNA executive would like to THANK YOU for taking the time and thought to complete this survey. The data we collected from 70 MORNA and non-MORNA members is invaluable for current and future planning. The last two survey questions were opened ended, and thus are too in-depth to attempt to summarize. However we will continue to let this new knowledge guide our leadership of MORNA. We have already implemented many ideas and feedback from your comments into our planning and educational events.

Although you may not see the changes you specifically requested, we hope to be transparent in why we need to move in the direction we do. We cannot reduce our member fees but as mentioned in our November meeting, we feel the membership fee of $65.00 gives each perioperative nurse a minimum of $400.00 value. As always, we hope that you will take every opportunity to connect with MORNA executive as your concerns and questions come up. Again, our sincere thanks.

How are you finding our website? Are you able to find all the calendar dates, forms, minutes, and information? On that thread, we trust you are getting prepared and registering to attend the annual MORNA Spring Workshop 2020 being held on March 7, 2020 at the Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium, at the St. Boniface Hospital campus in Winnipeg. All registration forms and fees can be done completely electronic and can be found on the website! We have a great lineup of presenters, vendors, delicious food, and great perioperative networking opportunities with colleagues.

Finally, I would like all members to seriously consider the following positions that are open for nominations for the 2020-2022 term. The MORNA President, MORNA President- elect, and MORNA secretary are all open and the nomination form can be found under the “downloads” tab on the main menu. These are all two year terms that we really need perioperative nurses to pursue. You would have great support by a wonderful executive as you lead our MORNA group to continued success and perioperative presence provincially and nationally.

Congratulations to our perioperative nursing colleagues who successfully passed their Certification in Perioperative Nursing, CPN(C) designation in the November writing. Please know that we celebrate your commitment to excellence and effort to uphold our nursing specialty. On that note, the next writing is in May 2020, which would be a great year to become perioperative certified!!

Finally, as I have mentioned before, I believe all perioperative nurses to be leaders. But with this rewarding and dynamic role, comes significant challenges and at times, difficult conversations. When I read the quote below, I thought of all of you and some of your survey responses. Specifically, how hard it is to uphold our ORNAC nursing standards of practice and how we are challenged by many. So be courageous.

Daring leaders who live into their values are never silent about hard things. ~ Brene Brown

Yours in perioperative nursing,

Dawn Affleck RN MN CPN © President MORNA

Click here to open MORNA 2019 Member Survey




Due to Covid19, the April MORNA meeting has been cancelled.


We hope to resume our meetings for our final meeting of the year for the

Annual General Meeting in May.

Please keep checking back to our website for further updates.

MORNA Executive Committee







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