UFV Nursing students set to facilitate CRNBC Grand Rounds forum on anxiety and stress

When: Monday March 7th, 2016
Time: 11:30am to 1pm
Where: UFV Chilliwack Campus, CEP A 2201
Hosted by UFV CRNBC Student Representative group representing the College of Registered Nurses of BC

Grand rounds are an integral teaching and learning tool that continue to transform medical education. The practice of grand rounds brings professionals and students together to learn about evolving areas in healthcare.

On March 7, UFV Nursing student representatives have created a grand rounds forum on behalf of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

At this year’s event, nursing students collectively decided to address the impacts of stress and anxiety on practice.

“Anxiety is a feeling common to student nurses at every level and this presentation will provide the student nurse with resources to combat this unsettling experience,” explains Melody Kotze, who is a UFV Nursing student and CRNBC Student Representative.

“We will get to learn about resources in both clinical and in practice, to learn how to overcome stressful situations.”

At the grand rounds forum, students and faculty will get to learn from experts in the field, helping to identify strategies to deal with anxiety and the psychological side of fitness to practice.

Two guest speakers with professional and research expertise will present practical coping strategies and help students understand the network of support that exists to help cope.

The first presenter on the agenda is Spencer Wade, an RN, registered psychologist and CRNBC practice consultant. Wade will be speaking about what anxiety is and discussing strategies to deal with anxiety as well as the the application of Professional Standards with the Fitness to Practice.

The second presenter is Maggie Shamro, an assistant professor at UFV with over 10 years of experience as a registered nurse with a focus on psychiatry and mental health. Shamro will be speaking about anxiety and stress as it relates to student nurses in the clinical setting.

This event is open all university students and faculty with an interest in Nursing education.

About the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Nursing in British Columbia has been a self-governing profession since 1918. Under provincial legislation (Health Professions Act), it is the duty of CRNBC to protect the public through regulation of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and licensed graduate nurses. This includes registering nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C. and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.

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