It was a wonderful event on April 6th!  On behalf of LPNABC Board we would like to extend huge appreciation to New Vista Care Home, management and board for the warm welcome as our host site for our 65th Anniversary Event.

We would like to especially acknowledge Suzanne Johnston, for her “Above & Beyond” care and warm welcome to New Vista that made our event the best it could be!  Thank you so much for everything.

LPNABC Board and Members

L to R Esme Clarke, Michael Young, Anita Dickson, Jag Tak & Brenda Childs

L to R Esme Clarke, Michael Young, Anita Dickson, Jag Tak & Brenda Childs

* NEW category of LPNABC Members-at-Large

conference-2Members at Large – Description 2016               LPNABC Board is expanding…. we are putting a call out for three (3) newly created positions on the board for “Member-at-Large”.  On April 6th LPNABC held their 65th AGM and membership voted unanimously to increase the board by (3) new positions.  Please see attached role description for you to review.

To apply for this exciting position you need to submit a “Letter of Interest” to the board;  Deadline:  May 5th, 2016


Invitation to attend Legislature Day – Victoria, B.C. – May 9th

Come Open Legislature and Celebrate Nursing Week on May 9th in Victoria, BC

Thank you

May 9 – 13th is Nursing Week – for the last 2 years all of the Nursing Associations (now formally called BC Coalition of Nursing Associations) have attended the opening of Legislature and have lunch with MLAs, Ministry of Health and walk through Parliament.  It is a wonderful experience which we are invited to be a guest on May 9th in Victoria.  There is limited seating so please hurry to register at:


Welcome to Esme Clarke new board member

IMG_20151218_224814  Esme Clarke, LPNABC Secretary

Esme Clarke applied for the Secretary position in 2015 wanting to join the association because she wanted to contribute to her profession through the LPNABC.  We had just appointed Meg Coyle, who has since asked to step down for personal reasons.

LPNABC was so excited to find Esme still was very interested in joining our team.  We have met a few times and I am so impressed with her energy, her enthusiasm and expertise pertaining to LPN professional practice.  LPNABC would like to welcome Esme to our team.    Anita Dickson, LPNABC President

Interesting Facts about Esme:

I obtained my LPN license in 2005 as a bridge in from working as a care aide. I have enjoyed my career in Seniors’ Residential Care Nurse, my preference of demographic being dementia, ambulatory dementia and behavioural and mental health.

I’ve come from a background of habitual volunteering, ingrained in me by my parents, from the age of 3 when I accompanied my mother on her volunteer weekends at the Vancouver general hospital tuck shop, After surviving a serious car accident in the 80s I left the 2 yr RN programme I was attending in Vancouver after the 1st year and in those days before certification. Became mandatory I moved to Ontario and worked in community rehab health and mental health through the Toronto Medical Registry as a community service worker, nurse aid and practical nurse until I followed the lure of an airline career where I gained instructing experience.

When the fall of the airline prompted a career switch in 2002 I returned to healthcare.  Certificates were now required, therefore I obtaining my RCA followed closely by my LPN in 2005 and my certified Foot care Nurse Advanced Level II designation also in 2005.

Throughout my life I’ve always been an active volunteer and learner with an interest in teaching others and recently discovered my passion as a clinical instructor for health care aids in 2015 and now work as Instructor of the HCA program with CDI College as well as continue working in Residential care part time. I am pleased to join the LPNABC in this active role during this dynamic and encouraging time for LPNs across the province.

Esme Clarke, LPN & Certified Foot Care Nurse