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National Nursing Week 2022: Meet Brenda Poapst

May 9, 2022

For National Nursing Week 2022, join us in celebrating Brenda Poapst, CRN on HSC Winnipeg’s Subacute Orthopedic/Trauma Surgery Unit

Brenda Poapst, CRN on HSC Winnipeg’s Subacute Orthopedic/Trauma Surgery Unit

Brenda Poapst always had a caring personality and a strong desire to help people. A mother of young children at the time, Poapst was looking for a rewarding career that didn’t have the traditional Monday-to-Friday workweek when she decided to enroll in nursing school.

Upon graduating from nursing school in 2010, Poapst worked on HSC Winnipeg’s GD2 (the Orthopedic Trauma Unit) as a floor nurse until May 2021 when she transferred into the role of clinical resource nurse on RR6, HSC’s Subacute Orthopedic/Trauma Surgery Unit.

“On RR6, I support patients, their loved ones, and fellow staff. I work with an interdisciplinary team of home care, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and much more. It’s a well-rounded hat that I wear,” says Poapst.

Learn more about the critical work Poapst does in the below video.

To honour a nurse at HSC this National Nursing Week, please make a tribute gift to the HSC Foundation today at hscfoundation.mb.ca or call 204-515-5612 or 1-800-679-8493 (toll-free).

Read the rest of our National Nursing Week 2022 stories here.