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BCNPA News & Announcements

Working Towards a New Regulatory Body for Nursing
The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) and the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) recently wrote together to the Minister of Health to advise him that the two organizations will be exploring next steps in the development of a new regulatory body for RPNs, RNs and NPs to replace the current organizations.  For more information please refer to:  New Regulatory Body for Nursing


Nursing Week Day at the BC Legislature
The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations is proud to announce our 3rd Annual “Day at the Legislature”, happening May 9th, 2016.

This year’s event will be bigger and more exciting than ever, and we encourage nurses and student nurses from all four professional designations to apply early if you wish to participate. Events this year will include opportunities for networking with government and nursing colleagues, a chance to observe Question Period and hear government speak about the importance of nursing, an Open House with MLAs in the Legislature and more.

SPACE IS LIMITED! We will endeavor to provide equal opportunities for participation from across all four nursing designations, and will be taking a waiting list once spots are full. We hope to add additional space depending on demand, so please do not despair if you are wait-listed.

To register please go to:  2016 Nursing Week Legislature Day


AGM Nominations and Resolutions Submissions Process Opens April 2, 2016
This is the time to start thinking about who you want to have serve on the BCNPA board, and the resolutions you want to table at the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). BCNPA will receive your submissions starting April 2.

Learn more about the nominations process and the resolutions submissions process.


Beverley & John Carl Scholarship | Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2016
The Beverley & John Carl Scholarship is available to eligible BCNPA student members in the amount of $1,000. View more.


BC Nurse Practitioners Can Help Improve Walk-In Clinic Wait Times [Press Release] | March 8, 2016
BCNPA is representing BC NPs in an important discussion related to health and healthcare provision. This press release is our response to yesterday’s CBC program, On The Coast, discussion on walk-in clinic wait times and the role of BC’s nurse practitioners.  View the press release (PDF)Listen to the segment now. (The discussion starts at the 1:28:00 mark.)


BCNPA Conference 2016 – Early Bird Registration is Open!
Early bird rates have been extended to May 1! Register now to take advantage of discounted rates. (Online registration will take place on a secured external site.) View the conference programming and workshop line up we have so far.


NP Announcements & Updates

Updated No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Form | Feb. 2016
Please refer to the latest information and form regarding No CPR at the HealthlinkBC.

View more announcements and updates.


Professional Development Opportunities

Course | Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems in Children: A Course for Nurse Practitioners | April 15-17, 2016 | Toronto
Hosted by the University of Toronto, School of Nursing. Webcast is available. View more information.


Course | Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems in Adults: A Course for Nurse Practitioners | April 15-17, 2016 | Toronto
Hosted by the University of Toronto, School of Nursing. Webcast is available. View more information.


Workshop | 5As of Health Pregnancy Weight Gain | April 5, 2016 | Vancouver
UBC Continuing Professional Development in partnership with Perinatal Services BC and the Vancouver Division of Family Practice, bring you a new workshop on using the 5As counselling technique for discussing healthy pregnancy weight gain with your patients. This session is open to health care professionals working in perinatal care, with focus on family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, midwives, and dietitians. View more information.


Maternity Matters Tour Dates | Feb. – April 2016
MLA Jennifer Rice, New Democrat spokesperson for Rural and Northern Health, will be touring the province to discuss equity in rural and northern maternity care and is very interested in meeting with nurse practitioners in their local communities. View more information regarding tour dates/venues (PDF).


View our events calendar for more.





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