Executive 2019 - 2021


Michelle Pavloff
I graduated with a BSN degree from the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan in 2005. In 2014, I completed a Masters degree in Nursing and am currently a Nursing PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. My area of interest and research is rural nursing and simulation. I currently teach in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. In addition to studying and having worked rural, I reside on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, so am very passionate about building capacity in this specialized area of nursing. I am honored to be a part of CARRN and am looking forward to meeting more rural/remote RNs from across Canada through this association.

Newsletter Editor
Erika Stebbings

I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSN in 2005, and since have had the opportunity to work in both large urban settings to small rural settings within Saskatchewan. I currently reside in rural Saskatchewan and support rural health care teams. Since 2010 I have worked in Clinical Nurse Educator roles with a focus on rural health, rural health care delivery and rural health care settings. I am a certified instructor in a number of core courses that support our rural teams (ACLS, BLS, ENPC, TLR,TNCC, WAVE, etc.). I teach in casual roles for Saskatchewan Polytechnic  - supporting the Practical Nursing Program, and for the Carlton Trail College - supporting the Continuing Care Assistant Program. My nursing passions lie with the social determinants of health, health care education, health promotion, standardization, and communication processes. I believe connecting providers and resources is key to advancing and supporting health care across Canada.




President Elect
Nicki Armstrong
I am a newly minted NP practicing at the Red Deer PCN Street Clinic and started my career in healthcare as a reserve Army medic and a degree in kinesiology. I completed my BN at the University of Calgary in 2006 and since then have worked in a variety of settings but always comes back to my roots in rural acute care and emergency. I have worked in Nepal and Bangladesh and have a strong interest in rural and remote nursing; global health; and health promotion with vulnerable communities. 

Membership Coordinator
Sharleen Jahner


I was a graduate of the Diploma in Nursing program at Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon in 1985, attained my Post BScN in 2008 and Masters degree in Nursing in 2013 from the University of Saskatchewan, and currently completing my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. My area of interest is the impact of exposure to distressing traumatic events on the psychological and physical well-being of rural nurses who live and work in the same rural community. I have worked in a variety of rural and remote communities and urban centers across the western provinces in a broad range of nursing, coordination, education, and management roles, including the First Nations Inuit Health Branch and Ministry of Justice Coroners Branch. My experiences have provided a first-hand and in-depth understanding of the unique complexities nurses face in rural settings, challenges and disparities, and underscored the importance of my research and it’s application to improve the quality of lives of rural nurses. I currently work for the Saskatchewan Health Authority and am a Research Assistant on the Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II Study with a team of professors from the University of Saskatchewan and across the country.

I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to be part of the CARRN team and look forward to building membership capacity throughout Canada.

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