The Association of Registered Nurses of BC

ARNBC has consulted with nurses and nurse practitioners across the province to talk about the impact of becoming one professional nursing association representing all B.C. nursing designations (Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses). These consultations have demonstrated support for all nurses to be served by one professional association, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC).

Benefits of moving forward toward one association include:
  • Collaboration and inclusion across the entire nursing community .
  • A singular voice of nursing to speak on health and nursing policy.
  • A strong partnership of nursing to support the health of British Columbians.
  • Alignment with the changes occurring with the regulatory colleges.
Challenges of not moving forward toward one association include:
  • There has been a petition put forth by a small group of nurses to reduce ARNBC fees to one dollar which would ensure ARNBC is not able to provide programs and services to nurses across the province.
  • ARNBC may lose its ability to act as BC nurses’ representative at CNA.
  • Loss of collegial voice.

We’re happy to report that as of 11:59pm on May 9th, ARNBC has received 1241 votes,
with 77% of nurses voting in favour of one association. The poll remains open.

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