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As the professional association representing Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, ARNBC is committed to ensuring that the voice of all members are heard. Many nurses have indicated their interest in learning about their nursing colleagues across the province from all domains of practice, and from every stage of their career. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to profile just some of B.C.'s fantastic nurses each month.

Jacqollyne Keath, RN, RPN, PhD, CPMHN(C)

Jacqollyne Keath has worked in health care for over 40 years. Her expertise spans mental health and addictions, child and adolescent mental health, spinal cord rehabilitation, and emergency nursing (in both medical and mental health). In addition, she has a unique background in self-regulation, legislation interpretation, nursing management, nursing education and program development and design. She is a founding member of the Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of B.C. (ARPNBC) and was instrumental in moving this concept from the idea stage to implementation. Jacqollyne currently is the President of ARPNBC, BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA) board member and is an Instructor in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Program.

Interview Questions  (click to view)

  1. Why did you decide to enter the nursing profession?
  2. How did you get to where you are today?
  3. What has been the most rewarding thing in your nursing career?
  4. What has been the most challenging?
  5. What advice would you give to new nurses?
  6. Nursing is...

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