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 May 2016

I want to thank
everyone who was so kind to nominate and vote for me a few years ago as president elect. I was able to have coaching and mentoring from the wonderful Kim Martin to step into this role and I know I will have continued support from her, as past president as well as from the rest of the wonderful executive leadership.

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Study groups are in Abbotsford and Vancouver Abbotsford meets next on May 25, 2016 and Vancouver will meet next on June 2, 2016 Click here for more information on study group in Abbotsford…Abbotsford study group poster June 22, 2016 Click here for more information on study group in Vancouver…Vancouver study group 2016 Canadian Nurses Association [...]

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brainXchange, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the CCNA present:

Advice Seeking in Long Term Care: Harnessing your Professional Networks for Care improvement

Thursday December 8th, 2016

9:00 – 10:00 AM (Pacific)  l  10:00-11:00 AM (Mountain)  l  11:00-12:00 PM (Central Standard)

12:00-1:00 PM (Eastern)  l  1:00-2:00 PM (Atlantic) l  1:30-2:30 PM (Newfoundland)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advice-seeking-in-long-term-care-harnessing-your-professional-networks-for-care-improvement-registration-29444012835



2017 GNABC Provincial Conference – Celebrating the Journey of Aging: A focus on living and dying well

March 30 & 31, Prince George

Save the Date Poster Conference 2017

Deadline for Abstract submission: January 15, 2017

GNABC Conference March 2017 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


Excelling in the Care of the Elderly

A two-day course for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses

Mary 25-26, 2017

Offered by the Center for Professional Development at Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Click here for more information…ElderlyCareMar2017


19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association

“Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada “

May 4-6, 2017 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Visit the CGNA2017 website to learn more about the conference, including the conference program, speakers, venue, and hotel and travel discounts:  http://CGNA2017.ca

  • The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.
  • The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing

Join the CGNA! CGNA members save on registration fees for CGNA2017 among many other benefits.  To join, please visithttp://cgna.net/Membership.html

Sponsor or exhibit at CGNA2017! There are exciting opportunities to showcase your organization or company to leaders in gerontological nursing. For more information, please read our Sponsorship & Exhibiting Prospectus:http://cgna2017.ca/prospectus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGerontologicalNursingAssociation/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cgna


Upcoming Webinars

The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and reduction of pain, pain suffering, and workplace disability.  Webinars are FREE to attend, and we will provide proof of attendance for a low fee of $15 or they are free to our members

Contact With the Workplace During Long-Term Sickness Absence and Worker Expectations of Return to Work
Åsa Tjulin - Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University
Dr. Tjulin will discuss research on workers’ expectations upon return to work and stategies for touching base with workplaces while on long-term sickness absence.
DATE:           December 8, 2016 – 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST
Fear-Avoidance Beliefs and Chronic Pain
Robert Gatchel, PhD - Professor of the Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Gatchel will help us understand what fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviors are, how they affect people with chronic pain, and what tools and treatments can be used to help people with pain reduce those beliefs.
DATE:           December 13, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Ellen Choi - PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour, Western University
Ms. Choi will discuss how mindfulness can be used in the workplace to impact organizational outcomes.
DATE:           January 19, 2017 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST


Vancouver Island University – Graduate Diploma in Gerontology: Active Aging

For more information go to: https://calendar.viu.ca/health/graduate-diploma-gerontology-active-aging#sthash.pBV2lxl0.dpuf

Jan 2017 Gero 500 and Gero 506 - starting January 2017

The two-year diploma is offered in a unique, blended format that includes both face-to-face and online learning. The perspectives and experiences of older adults in the community and the Aboriginal Elders associated with VIU are incorporated throughout the program, ensuring cross-cultural representation. Each course begins with a Weekend Institute at the Centre for Healthy Aging in Parksville, followed by online learning through VIU Learn. Participants can complete the program in two years on a full-time basis, or spread the program over six or seven semesters rather than four. To be admitted into the program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university in any discipline.


Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care  – Upcoming UBC graduate program

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care  is a 1-year, cross-disciplinary program comprised of coursework focused on Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care.  The Seniors care and policy components of the programme is taught by expert UBC faculty from the School of Nursing, and the Management and Leadership coursework is provided by faculty from the Faculty of Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business.

Applications are currently being accepted for the January 2017 class (2nd cohort).

For further information on the application process contact: mhlp@ubc.ca

For detailed information about the programme specifics contact:

Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
UBC School of Nursing

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Central / North Vancouver Island
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Central Okanagan
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Fraser Valley
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Prince George
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Simon Fraser
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Vancouver – inactive
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