Region: Long Plain First Nation, Manitoba
Michelle Monkman is a First Nations R.N. who is originally from Norway House Cree Nation, a semi remote community in northern Manitoba. Michelle graduated from Norway House High School and then left her home community to attend the University of Manitoba. Michelle graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing in 2004.
Michelle began her career in Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation as a Community Health Nurse. After that, Michelle moved into Public Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority where she remained for a number of years. Michelle's area of practice was serving urban First Nations and disadvantaged populations. She gained valuable experience in population health and harm reduction. Following her time with WRHA, Michelle took a position at Klinic Community Health Center as a primary care nurse. Her areas of practice included latent tuberculosis, home care, reproductive health and sexual health. In 2014, using the knowledge and skills gained from previous positions, Michelle went back to work directly with First Nations reserves. A few highlights since her time with First Nations communities include the establishment of a teen clinic, building partnerships to bring public health referrals back to a long term displaced community, the establishment of lab services within the community and testing for sexually transmitted / blood borne infections within the community setting. Michelle currently sits on the Subject Matter Expert Committee with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba which is responsible for the establishment of jurisprudence models for members.
Michelle started with SE Health in February 2018 as an Instructor in the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Program.
To contact Michelle:
First Nations, Inuit & Métis Program
Unit 157-472 Madison St.