Michelle Sordal graduated from New Westminster's Douglas College in 2003 with an RN diploma. She later completed a BSN degree and achieved her Canadian Nurses Association specialty certification in gerontology.
Michelle has worked in a variety of acute care settings, including neurosurgery, vascular thoracic, medical and surgical units at Royal Columbian Hospital. She worked as a discharge planning liaison at Surrey Memorial Hospital before moving into community case management for many years. Most recently, Michelle worked as a team leader for Newton Primary Care and Langley Home Support. Michelle became a steward in 2005 and later took on the role of BCNU South Fraser Valley region community steward coordinator, serving multiple worksites across home health, public health and mental health.
She was elected BCNU South Fraser Valley regional council member in 2014. During her term on council she chaired the BCNU Bylaws Committee, served on the Finance Committee and served as council student nurse liaison.
Michelle has helped lead various BCNU campaigns, including efforts to improve conditions for community and home health nurses in her region and across the province. She was a key participant in a 2015 worksite campaign that laid the groundwork for a $2-million consent award for the purchase of smartphones and other mobile connectivity for community nurses.
In 2016 she participated in the joint union, health employer and health ministry collaborative process that revised the Ministry of Health clinical standards and best practice guidelines for the RAI-HC assessment system.
Michelle returned to nursing in 2017 before being elected to BCNU's provincial executive committee in 2020.
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