UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Canada V6T 2B5
BScN (Nursing), University of Windsor/Nightingale School of Nursing (Toronto)
MSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
Honours & Awards
CRNBC Award of Excellence in Nursing Administration 2007
CRNBC Recognition Award for Valuable Contribution to the Nursing Profession 2009
Administrative and Practice Leadership focused on the institutional and regional system and structure changes required to support and enhance excellence in nursing practice (patient care), education and research.
Member - CRNBC
Member - Canadian Nurses Association
Past Member - British Columbia Health Educators Association
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
DuGas, B.W. and Knor, E.R., (1994), Nursing Foundations – A Canadian Perspective, Appleton and Lange, Scarborough, Ontario (contributing author).
Swalwell-Franks, A., Thorsteinsson, G., Anton, G., Austin, D., Mannix, G., Mavinic, S., & Nixon, S. (2007). “What’s the Scoop on Scope?”, Nursing B.C.
Mentor - BC Nursing Leadership Institute
Retired in June 2009 from the position of Clinical Practice Improvement Leader for Coastal Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) within Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Established an on-line clinical practice guildeline reference site for all areas within Coastal HSDA
Led the development and initiation of Registered Nurses Initiated Activities (RNIA) to expand the scope of bedside practice in accordance with the revised Registered Nurse Regulation in the BC Health Professional Act
Considerable experience working with interdisciplinary clinical teams in Project Management to implement practice and process changes for organizational structures within health authorities
When Director and Curriculum Coordinator for the Royal Columbian School of Nursing worked as part of a team to move away from a service based program and establish a program based on educational principles