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BCNPA Town Hall Meeting October 30, 2014

All NPs and NP students are encouraged to attend a special 2014 Town Hall meeting on October 30.

BCNPA has been the voice of  nurse practitioners in British Columbia since 2005. However, in 2010, the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) came into being and represents the interests of both Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners at the provincial, national and international level.  The two Associations have worked closely together over the past few years, but recognize that a more formal arrangement between the two would be beneficial for all and would clarify many of the questions raised by stakeholders, government and the public.

Join us in person at Paezhold Auditorium (VGH) at 7pm on October 30, or join via webcast, to share your thoughts and vision for the future of the BCNPA and how you would like to see us collaborate with ARNBC.

Webcast Information:

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Ebola Virus Preparedness

Although the potential risk of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in British Columbia is still considered to be very low, the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer are taking the preparedness concerns raised by nurses and others very seriously. The Ministry has set up a Task Force with public health officials, infectious disease experts and others, to ensure that all health providers are protected and knowledgeable about the proper procedures and protocols for managing should any cases of Ebola be verified in British Columbia.

In addition, the Ministry and the Provincial Health Officer have established regular weekly teleconferences with health partners to share information and answer questions regarding the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) situation in British Columbia. The BCNPA is part of these discussions, and will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure Nurse Practitioners are able to receive the most up-to-date information on Ebola as it becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns you would like us to raise during these teleconferences, please notify us at and we will work to ensure your voice is heard.

For further information, or breaking news on B.C.’s Ebola Planning, please visit:

Provincial Health Officer’s Ebola Website for B.C. Health Care Providers



Nurse Practitioners provide accessible, efficient, and effective health care that meets
the highest standards of practice.

In British Columbia a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree, advanced knowledge and skills who provides high quality health care. NPs are able to diagnose, consult, order & interpret tests, prescribe, and treat health conditions. They work independently and collaboratively to provide British Columbians with Primary and Specialized Health Care using a team-based approach.

Click here to learn more about our recent campaign in support of Nurse Practitioners.

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