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Past Awards Recipients

2017 NP Awards of Excellence Recipients

For the first time in the history of the association, BCNPA recognized two exceptional NP members with the inaugural BCNPA Award of Excellence.  Congratulations to Wendy L. Bowles and Susan (Sue) M. Peck.

Wendy L. Bowles, Recipient BCNPA Award of Excellence (Leadership and Administration)

NP since: 2009    

BCNPA member since: 2009

Education:  VGH School of Nursing (1991), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, UBC (1996), Master of Nursing – NP Program, UVic (2009).

Volunteer:  Past-President, Canadian Society of Vascular Nursing; Past Editor, BC Lymphedema Society Newsletter; Past Executive Board Member, ARNBC; longstanding volunteer, BCNPA; member, HEABC Patient Safety and Quality Committee; Co-Chair, HEABC, multi-professional QI working group.

Career Highlights:  Since 2013, Wendy has served as the NP lead for Fraser Health and is now currently the Regional Department Head, Department of Nurse Practitioners.  She has:

  • Forged the way for Fraser Health NPs to become privileged and credentialed.
  • Helped create the first department of NPs in BC.
  • Advocated for NPs to be included at key stakeholder tables.
  • Mentored new NPs throughout Fraser Health.
  • Created a new NP role in vascular care.

Other interests: Horses

Photo:  Kathleen Fyvie (Past President) and Fiona Hutchison (President), present Wendy with her Award of Excellence.    Photo courtesy of Rachel Kirk.


Susan (Sue) M. Peck, Recipient BCNPA NP Award of Excellence (Leadership and Administration, Clinical Practice, Health and Professional Advocacy, Teaching)

NP since:  2006  

BCNPA member since: 2005

Education:  VGH School of Nursing (1980); Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with distinction, UVic (2000); Masters of Science in Nursing – Family NP Program, UBC (2006).

Volunteer:  Led several stakeholder committees with CRNBC, Fraser Health, provincial NP committees and BCNPA; current present-elect for BCNPA 2017/18.

Career Highlights:  She started her clinical nursing practice in critical care and emergency settings.  A life-long learner with a passion for teaching, Sue became faculty at BCIT, and later, the program head for the Emergency Speciality Program.  Sue’s NP career focused on geriatrics and primary care.  She has also:

  • Been part of the team that developed the Post-Masters Adult NP program at BCIT.
  • Provided NP instruction formally at universities and acted as preceptor to several students over the years.
  • Recently retired from her clinical practice at the White Rock Primary Care Access Clinic.

Other interests:  Sailing.

Photo:  Sue accepts the 2017 NP Award of Excellence with her husband Brian.  Photo courtesy of Rachel Kirk.


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