College Of The Rockies BSN Students Explore The Future Of Health Care In The East Kootenay

The public is invited to attend the first-annual Student Leadership Conference being put on by Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Year 4 students at College of the Rockies Thursday, Dec. 6.

The theme of this year’s conference is Coming into Focus: Envisioning the Future of Rural Health Nursing in the East Kootenay Region.

“This group of students is our first class to complete all four years of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing education at the College,” said Norma Sherret, Dean, Health and Human Services. “The leadership conference is an opportunity for these students to showcase the knowledge, skills, and abilities they continue to develop and demonstrate as the nursing leaders of the future.”

Students will present on work that has been completed as part of their nursing research and nursing leadership theory courses as well as a nursing leadership practicum. Topics include the impact of patient engagement, engaging in policy to create change, exploring challenges with respite care, and examining the role of Residential Care Aides in providing palliative care.

 “The BSN students have been doing innovative work to promote health and reduce inequities in our communities,” added Sherret. “I’m sure all who attend will be as inspired by their efforts as I am.”

The eight student presentations, each is 20 minutes in length, may be of interest to those in the health care field as well as to members of the public interested in the future of health care in the East Kootenay region.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in Room 250 (Lecture Theatre) at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook campus.

There is no fee to attend, but cash and non-perishable food donations will be collected at the door to benefit the Cranbrook Foodbank Society.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered in partnership with the University of Victoria, with students now able to complete the entire four years at College of the Rockies.  

Original article from College of the Rockies