As a nurse with over 33 years experience, Rhonda Nichol has seen first-hand the struggles that our health care system faces. She's also seen the potential for what our health care system could be – a system that puts prevention first, treats nurses and other health care workers with respect, and provides Manitobans with the care that they need when they need it.
That's why Rhonda is running for MLA in Kirkfield Park with the Manitoba Liberal Party. She knows that we need to invest in our health care system, to make it strong and sustainable for the long term. She is committed to using her experience as a nurse and educator to help improve the lives of people in Kirkfield Park and Manitoba.
In her career which has spanned a variety of settings, from the Emergency Room to Oncology and Surgery, Rhonda has always been an advocate for her patients. As a Clinical Education Facilitator, she had the opportunity to share her passion for nursing with third-year students. In her current role in Clinical Trials and Research, she is constantly working to find new and better ways to care for patients.
Rhonda is committed to improving health care in Manitoba by investing in prevention, removing the surgical procedure wait list, removing mandatory overtime for nurses, making prescription drugs more affordable, and improving access to mental health services.
Rhonda is a mother and grandmother, so she knows how important it is to have a health care system that works for everyone. That's why she's committed to ensuring that seniors can stay in their homes longer, that families have access to affordable childcare, and that everyone can receive the care they need when they need it.
Rhonda and her husband, an aircraft maintenance engineer, have a blended family of four adult sons. They also have three grandchildren with whom they love spending time. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys reading, the outdoors, and watching her favourite hockey team, the Winnipeg Jets.