The LPN Profession is an important part of health care history….

LPNABC was established by a courageous group of 10 LPNs in 1951. Florence Wilson was the main LPN that had a vision for LPNs to be recognized for their worth in the health care system. Florence was the very 1st LPN to be inducted into the Historical Society of Nurses.

Florence Wilson was LPN Registrant #1 at our newly formed Council of LPNs in BC (later CLPNBC). Her story can be read at link:
https://www.bcnursinghistory.ca/archives/nurses/florence-wilson-nee-jago/

LPNABC worked with the Historical Society to honour Florence for decades of volunteer work to promote our profession that was recognized by BC Government and our college. Here is the pictures of the event:
http://lpnabc.ca/about-us/history-of-licensed-practical-nurses/

LPNABC has achieved many historical landmarks that we all should be proud of. The pictures you see here is of a historical artifact that we have maintained in our association archives. The husband of Magda was so proud of his wife being an LPN that he drew this picture that was displayed at every AGM until last year. As we prepare for Nurses Week coming in May 6-12 LPNABC would like to highlight some of our greatest moments over the last 68 years of volunteer advocacy for our wonderful profession.

LPNABC & BC Care Providers Association offering “FREE” Dementia Workshop

LPNABC & BC Care Providers Association in partnership has arranged an extraordinary educational workshop FREE. Workshop offers 3 hours of interactive and amazing learning how to work with Dementia clients.  The presentation is based on her publication “Cracking the Dementia Code” 

Jan 23rd Dementia Workshop Poster

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA
Dementia Consultant – Educator – Author – CEO, Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc.

With 7 years of post-secondary education in the field of Gerontology as well as over 20 years of frontline experience working with seniors in long-term care included those in all stages of dementia, Karen has acquired deep practical skills and well-rounded knowledge which have enabled her to successfully support her clients.

Where + When:
Burnaby
January 23rd, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click here to register before January 18th.

Karen Tyrell founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc offers online education see link:  Check out our online self-paced Dementia Certificate Training!

Take the ‘Health Care Worker Recruitment’ Survey

BC Care Provider Association (BCCPA) is inviting LPNs and RNs to tell them why they chose a career in seniors care and what is rewarding about t. Feedback on the survey will be used to help get more people employed in BC’s seniors care sector, which will improve the delivery of care and provide relief from stress and burnout. The ten minute survey closes on August 31. The results from the survey will be anonymized, which means that answers will not be linked to individuals in any way. As a thank you for completing the survey,

BCCPA is offering an opportunity to win one of three coffee cards. Take the survey now: http://bccare.ca/caretowork