BCNPA News & Announcements
Visioning Nursing in BC in 2026!
BCNPA would like to extend the invitation to lend your voice to the future of nursing in BC.The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations is hosting a visioning forum to discuss what nursing will look like in 2026. This daylong event is free of charge. For more information on the forum and to RSVP.The Coalition is an umbrella organization consisting of the province’s nursing associations – ARNBC, ARPNBC, BCNPA, LPNABC, and NECBC. Together we collaborate and coordinate on common issues affecting the nursing community and the health of British Columbians. For more information on BCNPA and how we work with the Coalition click here.
We are excited to announce that the Honourable Terry Lake, BC Minister of Health, will be joining us at the 11th Annual BCNPA Conference in Kelowna!
Many thanks to Minister Lake for making time in his busy schedule to bring greetings to BC NPs on behalf of the Ministry, and helping BCNPA demonstrate “health care leadership in action”.
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
NP Announcements & Updates
Updated No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Form | Feb. 2016
Please refer to the latest information and form regarding No CPR at the HealthlinkBC.
Professional Development Opportunities