Nursing manager Jeremy Bilbrey serves as a nursing supervisor at United General Hospital Washington. Outside of work, Jeremy Bilbrey is a member of Village Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
In addition to its Sunday gatherings and other worship services, Village Church strives to improve the world by spreading the gospel. For more than six years, Village Church has focused its global mission efforts on India. Through its Love India project, Village Church raised nearly $200,000 in support of International Justice Mission. Members of the church currently support 475 Dalit children, which the Church hopes to increase to 1,000 within the next few years.
Over the last two years, Village Church has sponsored five short-term mission trips to support schools and prayer networks in India. Three teams toured the schools of the Dalit people there, observing the oppression and poverty of the region and taking note of the impact of church members’ donations on the situation. In the long term, Village Church expects to sponsor missionary teams in France, China, north India, and Madagascar as well.
A nursing supervisor with experience as a trauma and ICU nurse, Jeremy Bilbrey is currently pursuing a degree in business information systems at Chadron State College in Nebraska. Looking forward, Jeremy Bilbrey hopes to work in nursing informatics, a multifaceted field incorporating analytical science and health care.
At its core, nursing informatics involves the use of information technology and data processing to optimize the efficiency of nursing care. Although nursing informatics professionals must have a working knowledge of data science, they must also be able to communicate effectively with nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team. Because nursing informatics professionals often act as a buffer between nurses and system engineers, it is essential that they understand the unique language of both professions.
In addition to gathering information from nurses and engineers, nursing informatics specialists introduce strategies and policies to improve overall patient care, developing ways to improve patient safety, streamline continuity of care, and protect patient confidentiality. Ultimately, the goal of nursing informatics is to make health care operations safer and more efficient.
Since July 2015, Jeremy Bilbrey has worked as House Supervisor for United General Hospital located in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. He also is on the hospital’s nurse council board. To help him stay up-to-date on changes made within the industry, Jeremy Bilbrey maintains membership with the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Representing more than 3.4 million registered nurses, the ANA serves as the premier organization for the profession. It strives to advance the profession by offering high standards of practice, promoting ethical and safe work environments, and advocating on specific healthcare issues that affect nurses.
Each year the ANA hosts a conference where members convene, share ideas, network with others, and listen to keynote speakers. The 2016 event occurred on March 9th through 11th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Attendees had an opportunity to earn continuing education credits, visit the exhibit hall, and participate in sessions that focused on nurses, hospitals, and healthcare. In addition, authors of healthcare tomes were on hand to sign copies of their books. For those who wished to improve nursing programs, they had an opportunity to talk with ANA staff during a walk-and-talk session. For additional information, attendees had access to virtual sessions via an online app before, during, and after the ANA conference.
Working in the nursing industry since 2002, Jeremy Bilbrey is a registered nurse and is an epic credential trainer for PeaceHealth located in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. In addition, he works a house supervisor and an ICU/emergency RN for United General Hospital. Jeremy Bilbrey supports the Village Church of Surrey, British Columbia, where he helps to sponsor a child in South India.
Village Church began in 2010 when Pastor Mark Clark gathered a team of 16 individuals to plant a new church in Surrey. The church seeks to transform people into believers and followers of Jesus. Since it began, the church has grown to include multi-site services within the area.
Not only does the Village Church reach members through its Sunday services, but during the summer children have an opportunity to connect through its summer camps. In 2016, the church features two camp sessions for its Worlds Apart camp with the first occurring from July 4th through 8th and the second session taking place from July 11th through 15th. About 750 children play games, listen to music, and experience the love of Jesus. Adults can also take part, and if their children are too young to participate, the camp offers childcare opportunities.