The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
ARNBC IGNITE: Student & New Grad Program

Nursing students and new graduates are the future of the profession, but they also face barriers as they move into the workplace (e.g., high attrition rates, lack of leadership opportunities and inconsistent and inadequate transition supports). In consultation with students and new graduates across the province, ARNBC's IGNITE Student and New Graduate Program was established.

IGNITE provides comprehensive resources, a platform for dialogue and opportunities to network. We invite you to explore and learn about the IGNITE program and continue to work in partnership with your professional association and colleagues to build a strong, supported and unified nursing profession. Join the IGNITE movement!


A Community of Practice is formed by a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. The Student New Grad Community of Practice (CoP) is run by and for students and new graduates of B.C. This forum is a place to voice your opinion and connect with B.C. nursing students & new grads throughout the province.


The IGNITE program hosts a comprehensive resource binder for students and new graduates who would like to access all supports available to them and to learn about B.C.'s professional nursing body in one convenient location.