BCNPA is an independent, non-profit professional organization that is nearly 100% run by nurse practitioner (NP) volunteers.

We are the voice of BC NPs. We represent the unique perspectives and needs of NPs and their practice in the province’s health and social policy system. Learn more about what NPs do.

As an organization, we also:

  • Provide expertise in how to integrate the NP perspective and practice into:
    • The broader healthcare system in BC.
    • Current models of care.
    • Current models of practice.
    • Health system planning.
    • Multi and interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
    • Provide expertise in how to maximize the NP role to improve health outcomes
  • Promote the perspective of NPs as healthcare providers who:
    • Diagnose health issues.
    • Treat health issues.
    • Prescribe treatment.
    • Prescribe medications.
    • Work autonomously in acute and primary care environments.
  • Clarify the differences between NPs and other nursing professions. (Learn more about how we are different!)
  • Collaborate with regulators to address barriers to practice, and improve healthcare delivery to British Columbians.
  • Work with other nursing associations to create a unified nursing voice across the continuum of patient care. Learn more about how we are doing this.

Our Vision for NPs in BC

NPs practice autonomously and collaboratively to provide healthcare services that contribute to the health and well-being of British Columbians. NPs practice in diverse settings, improving access to healthcare by contributing to a system that is responsive to the needs of all in the province.

Our Mission

We support and advance the professional interests of BC NPs by promoting a social, economic, and political climate in which NPs can provide accessible, efficient and effective health care that meets the highest professional standards and scope of practice.

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