College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

April 30, 2007 12:32 ET

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia: Nursing Leaders to Discuss the Future of Nursing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - Members of the media are invited to hear Michael Villeneuve speak at the Annual General Meeting of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Mr. Villeneuve, provocative co-author of the Toward 2020: Visions for Nursing study, will discuss future trends, technological advancements and nurse-led changes which are altering the way Canadians think of health care and how nurses deliver health services. Mr. Villeneuve will speak on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

The College's AGM also includes a full-day Education Session on Thursday, May 10. Among the topics for discussion are: interprofessional education, the effect of changing demographics on health care, health care human resources, and the values shaping nursing leadership.

At the Education Session demographer and urbanist Andrew Ramlo and nursing professor Gail Tomblin Murphy will talk about our complex and changing health care system and how health care planning needs to enmesh the factors contributing to health HR shortages, which are traditionally viewed in isolation. A panel of nursing leaders will discuss the future of nursing. Event agendas and speaker biographies are available at Agendas and Biographies.pdf

The AGM and Education Session will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver at 655 Burrard Street in Vancouver on May 9 & 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia is the regulatory body for more than 36,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and licensed graduate nurses in B.C.

Contact Information

  • College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
    Sandra Webb
    Communications Coordinator
    (604) 736-7331, ext. 313 or Toll Free: 1-800-565-6505