Jul 1, 2017

Langara’s Term 8 Nursing students Andrew Yan and Agnes Yuen won an ARNBC Innovation Award at the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC) Annual General Meeting held at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

In partnership with the BC Cancer Agency, the award-winning project, called the Patient's View, was first piloted at BC Children's Hospital and is now piloting at Provincial Health Services Authority agencies. It is a survey designed to learn about safety concerns from the unique perspective of patients and their families. The data collected helps to identify patient safety issues and helps inform actions to improve patient safety and quality of care.

"Our goal was to raise awareness to other agencies and quality leaders about the Patient's View project," said Yuen."We found that not all patients report their safety concerns, and therefore they go unnoticed. Sometimes health care providers see things differently from how their patients view their safety. During our interviews, patients were readily willing to share their experiences with us, and were thankful that we were collecting safety concerns. We also talked about our experiences and learning opportunities as students. We are very happy to have this opportunity to be involved in this project, and delighted to receive this award."

Term 8 nurse educator, Veryl Tipliski, acknowledged the partnership with Tracy Lust at BCCA, allowing our students to take an active role in the Patient's View project. "The project offered the students the opportunity to expand their knowledge around continuous quality improvement, the patient-family experience, and become professional and confident communicators," said Tipliski. "Agnes and Andrew's work on the project and this presentation award is indicative that our School of Nursing is producing future nurse leaders."

“Recently, the Langara School of Nursing received very positive and complimentary feedback regarding our students' outstanding performance from patients, patients' families, and our partner agencies,” said Yujin Lim, Department Chair, School of Nursing. “We are very proud of our students and the contributions they are making to the field of health care.”

About the Patient’s View

This ongoing Patient Safety project assesses quality and safety from the patient and family perspective.
Learn more about how the project started with BC Children’s Hospital, and has now moved to BCCA.


The Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC) is the professional association representing Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in British Columbia. They are a strong, unified voice leading the nursing profession to develop, influence, and promote healthy public policy for all British Columbians.

Learn more.