Team Up! Webinar Nursing Role and Scope in Primary Care: “Take 2”

Team Up! Team-Based Primary & Community Care in Action is a webinar and podcast series that aims to connect individuals and teams, identify tools to apply to current work underway and share experiences in team-based care across the province.

This topic was our most popular webinar of 2023 so we are back with a second take and a deeper dive into various nursing roles, scopes and skill sets. Hear from our expert panel of nurses at this interactive session!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about the role and scope of  Registered Nurses in BC in a Primary Care context, including the Framework for Controls of Practice.
  2. Identify implications and responsibilities of the employer in the recruitment and employment of an RN. 

Speaker Bios

Angela Wignall is a Registered Nurse serving as the Director, Professional Practice & Health Policy with the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC), BC’s unified professional nursing association. Angela is a policy nurse whose practice centres nursing at the intersection of policy and governance. Angela holds a BA from York University, a BSN from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Policy & Practice, and is currently completing her PhD with a research focus on nation state level Chief Nursing Officer leading health policy coalitions. Angela is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and has recently supported the work of Canada’s Chief Nursing Officer as a member of the CNO Advisory Committee on Nursing Retention. In addition, she supports the International Council of Nurses as chair of the PAHO region Global Nursing Leadership Institute Alumni Network and co-chair of the international GNLI Steering Group. Angela advises and speaks around the world on nurse-led innovation, clinical governance, policy science, nursing leadership in policy contexts, and health-care transformation. She lives with her partner and two sons on the beautiful homelands of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, in what is colonially known as Victoria, BC.

Melissa Roe: Melissa is a Registered Nurse currently working as a Regional Practice Leader in the Professional Practice Office with Interior Health. Prior to this role, she worked as an operational manager opening two Urgent & Primary Care Centres in the Central Okanagan and as a bedside nurse in a variety of acute and long-term care settings. She is currently finishing up her Masters of Nursing thesis research work at UBC Okanagan. Melissa is grateful to live as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples in Kelowna. In her free time, you can find her out enjoying nature with her two dogs, travelling, taking care of her plants, or curled up with a good book or a puzzle.

Tannis Andersen: Tannis acknowledges that she lives and works within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation in Kelowna. Tannis is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Primary Care with Interior Health and an Adjunct Professor at University British Columbia Okanagan. Her career has covered seniors health, community, and primary care with a current focus on advancing primary care nursing at a local, provincial, and national level. Tannis is a member-at large on the Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association board.

Webinar Resources

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