Monthly Speaker Series

WOW Wednesday

Nursing Stories: What Opportunities We Share in Career Development

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
12:15 PM – 12:55 PM CST

Speaker: Crystal Bogue, CRN

Crystal has been working as a Critical Care nurse for over 7 years at Portage District General Hospital in Portage la Prairie, MB and for the last 4 of those years she has been the facility’s Critical Care Clinical Resource Nurse (CRN). She started her career in health care as an Emergency Medical Responder in 2005 and then began working as a Technical Clerical Support Worker with Diagnostic Services. These roles sparked her interest in a nursing career so she returned to school to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Manitoba. While attending nursing school, Crystal continued working part-time in Diagnostics Services and then as a Health Care Aide. Her professional journey and the various roles she has held over the years have allowed Crystal to experience healthcare from many perspectives and have given her valuable insight. Crystal grew up in Portage la Prairie and still lives in the area with her husband and 5-year-old daughter.


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Speaker: Nicole Wilson is a Critical Care Nurse, HSC Winnipeg

Nicole graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2016 and started her career at HSC on GH3, an acute surgical unit specializing in urology, general surgery and surgical oncology. Nicole began the Winnipeg Critical Care Nursing Education Program in September 2019 and upon completion accepted a position in MICU. Nicole lives in St. Norbert with her fiancée and the head of their household, a cavapoo named Ted. When not at work Nicole enjoys going for dinner with friends or family, working out, travelling, and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets.

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