Welcome to the GNABC website

“The Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia is a professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its members by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which nurses and other healthcare providers that care for the older adult can provide accessible, efficient and effective healthcare that meets the highest professional standards [...]

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President’s Message July 2017

I want to thank everyone who continues to volunteer their time as provincial executive and chapter executive members. It is not easy to spend your energies at work and then commit your own time for continued advocacy and support of the seniors in our care and in our communities.

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As a CNA-certified nurse, you would be… Recognized nationally for your specialty nursing practice excellence Valued by many employers, because your certification would demonstrate you possess specialized knowledge Recognized for your commitment to lifelong learning Regarded as having enhanced professional credibility in your specialty by showing you Care to Be the Best! Important dates for [...]

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GNABC 2018 Conference - “What Really Matters”

April 12 – April 14, 2018

Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo, BC

Click here for registration form and conference details - GNABC 2018 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM


GNABC Annual General Meeting

April 13, 2017 at 12pm

Location: Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, BC

Executive positions for elections:

  • President-elect
  • Membership chair
  • Media chair


Free Event for GNABC members: March 2, 2018 at KPU Langley

Supported by the Faculty of Health, A Journey into the Patient Experience will highlight the importance of focusing on the patient experience. This exciting talk has the unique opportunity to reach healthcare students and employees, as well as community members from any discipline at any stage in their careers, and will leave nurses and healthcare practitioners with a better framework to take into their future practice.

With exciting guest speakers – Vikram Bubber, who is on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board of Directors, and Normita Guidote, a nurse on the Patient Experience Council from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), as well as including special introductions by Dr. Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University – this event is an exciting and unique opportunity to broaden one’s perspective of the patient experience.

To RSVP please visit the EventBrite page The Patient Experience.

The event is free, and is open to dignitaries, healthcare practitioners, nurses, administrators, educators, community members, students and the general public. 

If you have any questions, or are looking for further information, please do not hesitate to contact myself, lindsay.stroud@kpu.ca, or shauna.remin@email.kpu.ca.


Walk with Me – Changing the culture of aging in Canada

March 5-6, 2018 Niagara Falls, Ontario

Click here for details and registration: walkwithme


Dialogue on Aging – 15th Annual Geriatric Services Conference

Friday, April 6, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre

Click here for details….Poster-GeriatricConference-April 6, 2018


Canadian Association on Gerontology – 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – deadline April 16, 2018

CAG2018: Making It Matter-  Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy


October 18-20, 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For more information, including discounted room rates at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, please visit http://CAG2018.ca

CAG2018 is hosted by the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University (https://www.sfu.ca/grc.html)


 Geriatric Lecture Series

The Geriatric Lecture Series, sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, is presented online as a series of monthly lectures. Each lecture can be viewed for one month and is accessible exclusively during the month it is scheduled. The series is devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older adults. Because of grant funding by the Bureau of Health Workforce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, registration to view the Geriatric Lecture Series is being offered at no cost to all to participants for this year only. Click here to register for and view the Geriatric Lecture Series: https://igec.uiowa.edu/gls




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