NPs carry a protected title and are registered with the CRNBC as a distinct class of healthcare professionals.
BCNPA advocates the integration of NPs into BC’s health system to support the continuum of patient care.
The majority of NPs in BC believe an independent voice for NPs is a necessity. BCNPA also recognizes the value of having a coordinated nursing voice on health and social policy issues at the provincial and federal levels.
As a Coalition member, we actively participate in Coalition meetings and activities, while striving to represent the voice and role of BC NPs in health care. This perspective includes insight into:
- Rural and remote practice
- Primary health
- Residential care community practice
- Acute care settings
A Nursing Call to Action: A Collaborative Approach to Improving BC’s Health System | 2015 Policy Forum | Outcomes
On July 15, 2015, the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA) hosted the forum A Nursing Community Call to Action: A Collaborative Approach to Improving BC’s Health System.
The purpose of this forum was to to gather and develop ideas and recommendations from BC nurses in response to the BC Ministry of Health’s policy papers on three core areas of BC’s health system:
- Primary and Community Care
- Future Directions for Surgical Services
- Rural Health Services
In presenting the papers, Government requested that stakeholders consider their readiness to participate in a collaborative approach to implementing changes.
A letter from Ted Patterson, Assistant Deputy Minister Health Sector Workforce Division (PDF), was received after the forum to recognize the work of the BCCNA team, and to express his appreciation for the opportunity to dialogue.
Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC), Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (ARPN), BC Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA), Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC (LPNBC), and the Nursing Education Council of BC (NECBC) are the member associations that form BCCNA.