The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) has announced its 2023 Nursing Awards of Excellence to honour the nursing professionals who have demonstrated excellence in practice, research, advocacy, administration, education, planetary health, leadership, and lifetime achievement.
December 5, 2023
Among these exceptional individuals are our own Dr. Sandra Lauck (Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge and Research) and Dr. Jennifer Krist (Excellence in Nursing Leadership) as well as adjunct professors Laurel Plewes (Excellence in Nursing Advocacy), Barb Langlois (Excellence in Nursing Leadership) and Agnes Black (Special Recognition in Planetary Health).
A hearty congratulations to all on receiving this distinguished recognition.
Dr. Jennifer Krist has demonstrated innovative leadership in co-facilitiating with the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) the NP role and partnerships for the first primary care clinic at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) in Surrey. In addition, Jennifer developed an expanded NP role and first primary care clinic for Copeman Healthcare Centres in North Vancouver, and has co-facilitated a maternity NP role for Surrey's first multidisciplinary Community Birth Program at JPOCSC supporting team-based care. She has also co-facilitated Surrey's first Postpartum IUD and Contraception NP Clinic with FHA. Since 2020, Jennifer has helped support eight PCNs and 65 NPs within the Fraser region. She values respect to equality, integrity, and cultural safety and passionately encourages the virtue and growth of teams and the communities team members serve.
Dr. Sandra Lauck holds the first-in-Canada university-appointed and hospital-located Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing, with a dual appointment as Associate Professor at the school, and Advanced Practice Nurse Scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH). Sandra bridges the divide between academic and clinical nursing and is a champion of nurse-led research and knowledge translation. She is an enthusiastic mentor for advanced practice and front line nurses who seek to answer research questions that affect clinical care or wish to increase their research skillset to guide nursing practice and strengthen their professional development. She is a sought-after mentor in the clinical and academic settings and invests significant resources to create opportunities for diverse groups of nurses to join research teams. Unique aspects of Sandra’s research program include the integration of patients’ perspectives in the management of heart disease, development and testing of processes of care, measurement of quality of care, and promotion of the role of cardiovascular nurses to generate and use evidence.