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Member, Nursing Education Planning Council (NEPC), Ministry of Health

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Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners from across the province

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If you are a system level and innovative thinker with an interest in advancing nursing education in BC, your voice is needed! Join this council and contribute to high-level decision-focused discussions on the development of nursing education, by ensuring the group understands and considers the perspectives of patients, families, and communities.

Open to: Patient partners from across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Nursing Policy Secretariat, Ministry of Health


The Nursing Education Planning Council (NEPC) works to establish and oversee priority policy agendas in nursing education with corresponding working groups. Patient partners are invited to join the Ministry of Health’s Nursing Education Planning Council to provide feedback and recommendations on education priorities identified in the Nursing Policy Secretariat, to ensure that nursing care in BC meets the current and emerging needs of patient, caregivers and diverse communities. At monthly meetings, patient partners will be asked to speak to their experiences of nursing care and will be encouraged to actively participate in meetings and development of recommendations and plans.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at a local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.


  • Must be a resident of BC
  • Ideally is a system level, innovative, future thinker
  • Experience (as patient or family member) with care delivered by nursing and able to articulate what should be delivered by nursing / health professions in the future to support better care and outcomes
  • Able to consider other perspectives, curious and respectful
Please note: The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner. Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kathryn Proudfoot directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


Vacancies: 2 Date |Time | Location: Monthly meetings - in-person as well as telephone or video link options will be available. In-person location will be in Vancouver area (e.g. downtown or Richmond). Meetings will be approx. 2 - 3 hours in length and there may be a few longer meetings. Commitment:  Patient partners are asked to join the committee for a minimum of one year, with the option of extending as mutually agreed to by committee chair and patient partner.


Mileage/parking costs to attend in-person meetings in Vancouver will be reimbursed for those who are local to the Vancouver area.  Patient partners outside of the Vancouver-area will be asked to participate via teleconference or video conference (no expenses expected).  Please note, we hope to support 1-2 face-to-face meetings each year for all committee members, and pre-approved expenses would be reimbursed.


Nursing Education Planning Council (NEPC) works to establish and oversee priority policy agendas in nursing education with corresponding working groups. The Council will provide a provincially-focused forum for collaboration and consultation on priority issues and considerations related to nursing education including strategic advice and direction in addressing recommendations in the Nursing Policy Secretariat report (January, 2018). The Nursing Education Planning Council is accountable to make recommendations to the Planning Board for Health and Medical Education (PBHME) comprised of Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and Ministry of Health. The committee is ongoing, and stakeholders will be apprised of updates through the meetings and ad hoc via email, telephone call etc.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial

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