Nancy Wright Scholarship in the School of Nursing

 Nancy Wright

Nancy Wright, BSN, MN, NP-F completed her Diploma in Nursing at Vancouver General Hospital in 1987, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees at University of Victoria in 1999 and 2002 respectively. She completed her Nurse Practitioner designation at University of Northern British Columbia in 2008. Nancy was a devoted registered nurse, University of Victoria senior instructor and nurse practitioner, always striving to advance social justice, fighting the good fight in her life and through her work.

Nancy was a foundational member of the BC Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA) and worked tirelessly to advance the profession as a member of the BCNPA, ensuring that the strength of the NP perspective was clearly highlighted in all aspects of care. Her passion for advocacy was demonstrated through her work in mental health and substance use as a member of teams who work to reduce the health risk associated with high risk behaviours and/or addictions.

Nancy loved to travel, was passionate about music, and was an arbiter of taste. Beneath her signature shock of flame-coloured hair and pierced nose, she was a truly modern alternative lady, who managed to infuse joy, art and music into everyone’s life. She travelled the world working as a nurse in places ranging from Saudi Arabia to the Yukon. Along the way she collected a huge swath of friends, with whom she kept in regular touch.

On August 28, 2020, Nancy passed away very suddenly from a cerebral aneurysm. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Nancy’s family has created an award in Nancy’s name through the University of Victoria, School of Nursing.

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