B.C. Honours Excellence in Nursing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC), the only professional association in the province representing all four nursing designations, is proud to honour 18 exceptional individuals who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice including ‘rising stars’ in the profession, lifetime achievement, research, advocacy, innovation, education and leadership at the 2019 Nursing Awards of Excellence.“Recognizing the great work nurses have done is a high priority for NNPBC. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. While we honour and value the work nurses do each day, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to acknowledge 18 exceptional nurses who have demonstrated the best of the profession over the past year,” said Jacqollyne Keath, NNPBC Board Chair.This is NNPBC’s second nursing awards of excellence ceremony and continues to be a unique opportunity to showcase unity in the profession by ensuring that all four nursing designations in British Columbia (Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse), are recognized for their contributions to nursing and healthcare.“The Nursing Awards of Excellence demonstrate the strength of the profession by showcasing nurses’ exemplary work across all designations, domains of practice and sectors. What a wonderful way for NNPBC to promote unity and collaboration in our profession by hosting these fantastic nurses, their families, friends and colleagues in celebration of all that nursing brings to the table,” said Michael Sandler, NNPBC Executive Director.Nursing Excellence Award winners for 2019 include:Kathleen Fyvie, NP – Lifetime AchievementMorrie Steele, RN (retired), RPN (retired) – Lifetime AchievementPaisly Symenuk, RN – Excellence in Nursing AdvocacyLisa Bourque Bearskin, RN – Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & ResearchEmily Jenkins, RN – Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & ResearchNelly Oelke, RN – Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & ResearchSheila Epp, RN – Excellence in Nursing EducationRanjit K. Dhari, RN – Excellence in Nursing EducationSarah Foster, LPN- Excellence in Nursing LeadershipBrent Hobbs, RN – Excellence in Nursing LeadershipMinna Miller, NP – Excellence in Nursing LeadershipCarrie Murphy, NP – Excellence in Nursing LeadershipSian Bethan Roberts, RN – Excellence in Nursing PracticeAngela Russolillo, RPN – Excellence in Nursing PracticeBarbara Pesut, RN – Innovation in NursingLauren Colby, NP – Rising StarFin Gareau, NP- Rising StarRachel Kathleen Walker, RPN – Rising StarNNPBC represents all four of B.C.’s nursing designations and serves as the voice for professional practice, advocacy and leadership, and is the jurisdictional representative to the Canadian Nurses Association.Contact:
Michael Sandler, Executive Director
604.209.1149
[email protected]

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