The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
2017 Board of Directors Candidates

Sally Thorne

Running for: President-Elect (acclaimed)


Dr. Sally Thorne is a respected nursing leader, academic and sought-after expert on health and public policy. She is passionately committed to a strong and effective nursing professional association policy voice and to enriching the coordinated contributions of BC's three nursing organizations in building a strong, healthy provincial nursing system.

As a former Director of the UBC School of Nursing, Sally has had a hand in teaching and supporting generations of RNs/NPs and she remains an approachable and supportive mentor across nursing careers. She has led many initiatives that have resulted in improved health for Canadians. Having served on numerous boards (including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC Cancer Agency, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, as well as the Association of Registered Nurses of BC) she brings a strong understanding of governance, fiduciary responsibility and strategic planning.

Sally strongly believes the people of BC deserve the benefit of a nursing vision on matters of public policy. She looks forward to working in collaboration with BC nurses, health authorities, governments, and our interdisciplinary partners to inspire public excitement about the distinct and important contributions our profession makes to society.