Langara nursing instructor receives ARNBC award

Vancouver, BC – Langara School of Nursing instructor Pat Woods was recently recognized with the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC) Excellence in Nursing Advocacy Award. The ARNBC awards honoured 14 exceptional individuals who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, research and leadership.

"Pat has a passion for promoting the welfare of girls and women worldwide and her work to support the Internationally Educated Nurse's integration into the Canadian Health Care context. This award honours Pat and inspires us as we work alongside her," said Janine Lennox, Department Chair, Langara School of Nursing.

"This year's nursing awards highlight the dedication, commitment and professionalism of over a dozen nurses, who represent the excellent care provided to patients throughout B.C. every day," said Health Minister Terry Lake.

This is the first year that ARNBC has hosted B.C.'s nursing recognition awards, which have been presented to deserving nurses by the Registered Nurses Association of BC/College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia for the past 30 years. Recipients are nominated and adjudicated by their peers and receive their awards at a gala ceremony held in downtown Vancouver. This year's gala included a number of dignitaries, award recipients and nurse leaders, and was emceed by Lynn Stevenson, Associate Deputy Minister of Health.

ARNBC is British Columbia's professional association representing registered nurses and nurse practitioners. For more information on ARNBC, or for pictures of the 2015 Nursing Awards, please visit

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Pat Woods (L) and Terry Lake, British Columbia Minister of Health (R).


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