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Landon Graham James, British Columbia

Landon Graham James

Landon Graham James, RN, BSN, MA, CEN, PCP, has had an exemplary career in nursing spanning the past 15 years. He began his career early as an ER nurse and volunteered countless hours with the St. John Ambulance brigade. In 2003, he began to focus on education and system leadership. He was responsible for leading the Coastal Health service delivery area through its first Trauma Association of Canada Accreditation process in 2003, an achievement that was recognized with distinction. His career has also seen him as the leader of two different emergency departments.

He has been a long-time leader in disseminating education to ER nurses throughout B.C. and the Northwest Territories in previously underserved communities. In 2004, he began volunteering with the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation (NENA) of Canada on the education subcommittee, which monitored the program of educational offerings for emergency nurses. In 2008, he became president-elect of NENA and served as its president from 2009-2011 (and one year as past president until June 30, 2012). The focus of his term as president was representing ER nurses in Canada through the H1N1 pandemic as well as many national discussions on overcrowding.

He has also represented Canada internationally, in the U.S. (on multiple occasions) and in Brazil. He had a leadership role with the Ministry of Health in mass casualty management in preparation for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which transitioned into a Games-time role of leading medical services for the Vancouver and Whistler athlete villages.