Centenary Medal – Laura Housden

Laura Housden if a family practice nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience. As an RN she worked in both acute and primary care, as well as street outreach and research nursing. She was the first UBC NP graduate to complete a PhD in nursing, and her doctoral research focused on healthcare delivery models for patients with chronic conditions. In her current role, she is the Director of Nurse Practitioners for Fraser Health. In this role she works closely with NPs and operational leadership to support the development and sustainability of NP positions. She also works clinically as an NP as part of the Aboriginal Health team. On a personal note, she is the mom of two young girls and loves to read, ski, travel and do yoga.