Joyce May (Fergusson) Campbell (DPhN ’67)

Joyce Campbell (1921-2012) took her nursing at Vancouver General Hospital, receiving her nursing registration in 1944, ranking second in the Provincial exams. In 1945 she received a diploma in teaching and supervision and in 1967 a diploma in public health nursing, both from UBC. In 1975 she received an Award of Merit for achieving the highest standing in a course in business economics in a diploma in business management.

After various positions at VGH, Joyce became a nursing supervisor at Lions Gate Hospital in 1967, Nursing Director in 1975 and Vice-president of Nursing in 1985. She retired in 1987, but remained active in nursing for some years. Colleagues describe her as empathetic, compassionate, dependable and supportive.

Material provided by the BC History of Nursing Society archives