Bev Smith RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)
Bev is originally from Nova Scotia and is very proud of her Mi’kmaq heritage and her ancestors who called Potlotek First Nations their home. Bev left Nova Scotia in 1997 to attend the University of Alberta where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Bev ended up staying in Alberta and worked for several years in acute care on medicine and on day surgery units.
Bev worked closely with the hospital’s ET nurse and quickly knew that this was her passion so she enrolled and graduated from the CAET- ET program in 2008. Bev accepted an ET position in Edmonton Continuing Care, where she has been practicing now for the past 15 years. In 2018, Bev was given the amazing opportunity to become the NSWOCC Core Program Leader for Indigenous Wound, Ostomy and Continence Health, which she eagerly accepted. Bev loves working with this amazing group of passionate individuals from across Canada who strive to improve the wound, ostomy and continence health for all Indigenous peoples.