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Record Number of Bursary Applicants

On September 18 the 2023 bursary application process closed.  While we saw 1627 students apply for support, we were only able to provide 197 bursaries. The demand for healthcare services has been rising due to factors like an aging population and increased healthcare needs. As a result, there’s a greater need to train and support …

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Healthy Aging Month

This September we recognize Healthy Aging Month, designed to raise awareness of the positive aspects of growing older and to encourage individuals to take control of their health as they age.  Nurses play an essential role in educating older adults about healthy lifestyle choices, including proper nutrition, exercise, and preventive healthcare measures. They also offer guidance …

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RNFBC AGM and Changes to the Board

In accordance with practices of good governance, and in compliance with the BC Societies Act, RNFBC recently held the Annual General Meeting reporting on the 2022 year.  Members were excited to celebrate the extension of the RNFBC mandate to include support for nurses and nursing students at all levels of preparation for careers in nursing …

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Annual General Meeting

We look forward to seeing our members at the 2022 Annual General Meeting to be held on June 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Zoom. Please visit the link below to register directly in Zoom. Register to attend Use the links to download the supporting documemnts: AGM Agenda Minutes of the last AGM Audited …

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A new bursary in memory of Carol Acton

A new bursary in memory of Carol Acton will be established in 2023.

Carol Acton (1944-2021) was born in Strathroy, Ontario and graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in London Ontario in 1966. After moving to Vancouver, she worked at St. Paul’s Hospital as staff nurse and head nurse on surgical units. She advanced her career, completing both an undergraduate (BSN 1974) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at UBC. She then became Director of Care at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. She went on to UBC hospital as a Patient Services Manager for the medical units and then moved to VGH.

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Bernadet Ratsoy Award

This award was founded in memory of Bernadet Ratsoy by her husband along with contributions from her many colleagues and friends. A well respected Nurse and Educator with a 28 year career at St. Paul’s Hospital culminating in the role of Vice President of Nursing, as Executive Director of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses and finishing her career in 2002 as Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences at BCIT.

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Pay It Forward

Dear RNABC I am a second year student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna.! I am very grateful for the bursary provided through RNFBC. Like many others, I have found it challenging to fund my education. This is even more difficult as a mature student, …

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Announcing RNFBC AGM

Hello to you – our valued and past members: I am pleased to advise you that the date of our 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on June 16, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom.  Please mark your calendars! All our active members and those who have perhaps forgotten to renew their …

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Message from the Board President

I am honored to be serving as your new President. The Foundation benefited me early in my career, and I am privileged to be working with the Board of Directors and operations team, helping to guide its future.

The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has continued to be challenging. Among the gloom, however, a highlight has been the critical role nurses continue to play in all areas of the health care system.

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