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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of a loved friend of RNFBC.  Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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RNFBC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

Our 2017 AGM will be held on September 12, 2017 at the College of Registered Nurses, 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver from 5 pm to 7 pm followed by a small reception.  All are invited to attend but please remember you must be a member in good standing as at August 11th to vote on discussion topics.  Please find your full information package and documentation outlining the changes to RNFBC’s bylaws which will be reviewed at the AGM…..

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Over $200,000 in bursaries for 2017!

We are very excited to have over $200,000 available this year to give out in bursaries to our nursing student applicants.

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What Our Guests Have Said About Our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch

Here are some of the comments we have received from guests who attended our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch.

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The 1st Annual RNFBC Nurses Appreciation Brunch

Our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch was a huge success.  Held at the lovely Van Dusen Gardens on Sunday, May 7th, we recognized the contributions of families with a history of inter generational nursing and featured special guests – from our own board, Heather Mass who celebrates an amazing 4 generations of nursing in her family, and Kate Shields, a 2016 Bursary winner who is just beginning her nursing career ‘journey’.  We also proudly honored nurses – past, present and future, who were in attendance.

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New “Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) McIlrath Bursary” Announced!

We are so proud and pleased to announce our newest bursary: The Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) Mcllrath Bursary.  This bursary has been set up through the generous legacy gift through the estate of her niece, Fern Irwin.

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Salamata Bah – From Guinea Republic to Prince George

Salamata attends UNBC and was a 2016 bursary recipient and forwarded this lovely letter of appreciation.

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“June’s Story” by Kate Shields – 2016 Bursary Winner

An event that has forever changed my family and significantly influenced who I am today is one of my sister’s battle for life.  This terrible ordeal has created how I envision myself caring for patients and their families in the future as I graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and become a Registered Nurse.

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April Bakonyi – On Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

“I strongly feel nurses play a large role in making the world a better place. The nurse-patient relationship is such a powerful connection. We are often the one with the patient 24/7 seeing them at their worst and working with them to achieve their best. We empower, encourage and support patients through some of the toughest times of their lives”.

After graduating in nursing in 2007, April Bakonyi worked for four years in Toronto on a medical-surgical floor. In looking to fulfil more of a leadership role April decided to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.

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Letter of Thanks from Naureen Hussainaly

I am writing to thank you for your generous RNABC Nursing Education Bursary. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your bursary. When I learnt of this bursary through my school, BCIT, I knew that this was something I should apply to.

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