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Patient Speaker, Nursing Class – Coast Mountain College

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in Terrace

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Are you a patient? Family member of a patient? Caregiver? You have a story to tell! Coast Mountain College (Terrace campus) 1st Year Registered Nursing students invite two patients/family members/caregivers to participate in a conversation to discuss your residential care, community care or hospital, emergency room health care story and experiences.

Open to: Patient partners in Terrace

Lead Organization or Department

Faculty of Nursing, Coast Mountain College


The goal of this initiative is to hear the health care stories and experiences of patients/family members/caregivers directly so we can better understand and more fully appreciate their role and use this learning to inform the development of our nursing practices.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Health care experience in residential care, community care or hospital, emergency room (acute)
  • Comfortable sharing your story
  • If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cathy Almost


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date and time: Tuesday two-hour class, 2-4 pm -- Sharing for 10-12 minutes
  • Location: Coast Mountain College, 23 students
  • Commitment: One Time


Pre-approved mileage would be covered to attend the meeting.


This opportunity has come about as a direct way to draw on the knowledge and experience of community partners who have experiences as family members, caregivers or patients and who are willing to inform prospective Registered Nursing students who are in the midst of developing their health care careers. Potential risks are not anticipated. Stories and experiences that relate to acute care, residential care & community care would be relevant.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind