Welcome to our new board members!

 

Michael Young, 2nd Vice President (interim)

Michael Young, 2nd Vice President (interim)

2nd Vice President (interim)
Michael Young, LPN

I have been a licenced Practical Nurse for the last 25 years. I have six wonderful children, live in Richmond BC with my wife Lih-Fen Young.  I have worked both extended care, sub-acute care and acute care for Vancouver Coastal health authority at Richmond General Hospital.  I have been an outspoken advocate for LPNs my entire career, from practice issues to representational issues.  I have been a strong voice in support of utilization of LPNs on social media and in early days in print newspapers. I have sat on many focus groups in regards to scope-of-practise and I am very pleased to see the regulation changes. I have been involved with the College of LPNs, with a brief stint as a member of a tribunal.

I have been politically active in LPN union affairs; I helped to organize LPNs to join BCNU and I continue to support one union for all nursing, including RPNs.  This advocacy trail led me to last July’s meeting of the coalition-of-nursing with the minister of health and large portion of his staff in attendance; where again I publically spoke on the issue of full and consistent utilization of LPNs regardless of anyone in the health authorities’ contrary agenda. I strongly believe in the full utilization of LPNs and further, any deviation from the full utilization of LPNs, is not in the interest of the public good.

Meg Coyle, Secretary

Meg Coyle, Secretary

Secretary
Meg Coyle, LPN & Foot Care Nurse

I graduated in 1980 from Alberta Vocational Centre, which is now Nor-quest College in Edmonton, Alberta as a Registered Nursing Assistant (RNA).  Shortly after graduation, I worked at Dickinsfield Auxilliary Care Centre, which is currently under Capital Care Dickinsfield, in Northwest Edmonton, Alberta for approximately 2 years then moved back to Ontario to be closer to my family.  Upon my return in 1982, there was a surplus of LPNs (RPNs in Ontario) and it was very difficult to find employment at that time.  After 4 months of unemployment, I entered and graduated from the Medical Office Administration program at St. Catharines Business College in 1984.  I then moved to Toronto and within one month I landed several temporary assignments as MOA.  I also worked part-time evenings as RPN with nursing agencies so that I could keep up my hours with CNO (College of Nurses in Ontario).

In 1990, I was hired at Queen Street Mental Health Centre, and since 1996 the facility was renamed The Centre of Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) where I worked as full-time Medical Transcriptionist and Clinical Secretary during the day, and RPN on weekends as a float to various wards and units at CAMH:  Forensics, Dual Diagnoses, Psychogeriatrics, Concurrent Disorders.  I’ve been very grateful for these jobs over the years and the awesome experience and education I received while working at CAMH.

In 2002, I moved to North Vancouver, British Columbia became licensed as an LPN.  In 2006, I studied and graduated from the Pharmacology for LPNs, which was mandatory so I bring the experience of having to “upgrade”.

I have worked for a few nursing agencies since moving to BC, and started with We Care and Bayshore.  I am grateful for the many opportunities these companies gave me where I fulfilled various educational options and graduated the Provincial Exam as a Certified Foot Care Nurse from We Care and training sessions in VAC dressings/Wound care, and carried out many injections and administration of medications with various clients in the community, which kept me up to date with my needed skills.

I work independently and privately, and since my retirement almost 3 years ago, I have continued to work on a part-time basis with my two community homecare clients. I also work occasionally for Home Instead Senior Care, an on-call basis when needed; giving old hand seasoned home care services

 

 

LPNABC brings update re: Exploring the formation of one nursing regulator in B.C.

CRNBC continues to explore opportunities for collaboration with CRPNBC and CLPNBC. The three colleges have retained WMC consultancy to do a preliminary business case study that explores the formation of one nursing regulator in B.C., while retaining each nursing discipline. The purpose is to obtain more information to determine if one nursing regulator makes financial and regulatory sense. The report, expected to be completed in early 2016, will serve as a starting point for more discussions.  If we go further down this road, CRNBC is committed to consulting stakeholders and providing timely updates.

News posted on CRNBC & CRPNBC “Home Page”

 

Come join the team! be a leader, join LPNABC Board

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LPNABC Board has an opening for Secretary.  This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in your professional association, meet with government, nursing colleges and nursing associations.  LPNABC is part of the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations where we represent LPNs from across BC in policies, regulations and employers.  This is your opportunity to bring your voice forward and participate in the evolution of LPNs in BC.

Please see the following:  LPNABC – Secretary position