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Nursing Day at the Legislature: Reflections from an RN and a Nursing Student, by Lisa Constable, RN and Jennifer Kanai

Reflections of an RN As a Registered Nurse practicing for almost 30 years Nursing Day at the Legislature on May 13th 2015 was a personal and professional highlight of my career. I have always prided myself in being someone who steps beyond their own practice setting, diving into less familiar worlds. As a nurse interacting with patients/families for most of my career I have come face-to-face with issues associated with… Read More »Nursing Day at the Legislature: Reflections from an RN and a Nursing Student, by Lisa Constable, RN and Jennifer Kanai

Legacy of National Nursing Leadership continues at the Canadian Nurses Association AGM, by Julie Fraser, RN, MN

Your voice is our strength. You may have heard this statement used by ARNBC many times over the last four years. I saw this statement come to life with the nurses that attended the June 2014 Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General meeting. Annual general meetings (AGM) for any organization are often considered required, routine, and unremarkable. The CNA AGM held in Winnipeg on June 16th was different. The stakes… Read More »Legacy of National Nursing Leadership continues at the Canadian Nurses Association AGM, by Julie Fraser, RN, MN

Advocacy and Unity in Action, by Pam Burton, RN

May 12, 2014 was a memorable day for nursing in British Columbia. For the first time in history, a group of 20 nurses travelled to the Legislature to launch nursing week. This was a celebratory event, bringing the family of nursing together to share our stories, and demonstrating our desire to work together with government and each other in a collaborative manner. Our group represented the whole nursing family -… Read More »Advocacy and Unity in Action, by Pam Burton, RN

Flu Shots, Still the Healthy Choice, by Julie Fraser RN

Earlier today, ARNBC participated in the Ministry of Health’s launch of the Annual Provincial Flu Campaign and hope this event will remind all British Columbians to get an annual flu shot.  It’s certainly a great reminder to health professionals that we too need to protect ourselves from influenza. On October 24, 2013, an arbitrator dismissed the grievance brought by the B.C. Health Sciences Association (HSA) against the B.C. government policy… Read More »Flu Shots, Still the Healthy Choice, by Julie Fraser RN

Reflections on the Canadian Nurses Association 2013 Annual General Meeting, by Julie Fraser RN

As the days drew closer to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, the anticipation was palpable.  The annual meeting is a signature event where Registered Nurse representatives from across the country come together to discuss and make important decisions on historic policy and advocacy issues for Canadian Nursing. The B.C. delegation had prepared for the discussion through readings, tele–briefings, CNA webcasts, and engaging in a caucus… Read More »Reflections on the Canadian Nurses Association 2013 Annual General Meeting, by Julie Fraser RN

National Nursing Week 2013 – Nursing: A Leading Force for Change

ARNBC is pleased to extend our warmest greetings to all nurses in B.C. and across the country as we celebrate the achievements of our profession during National Nursing Week 2013.  This year’s theme, Nursing: A Leading Force for Change, reminds us that when nurses work together to provide innovative solutions, we can dramatically improve the quality of health care locally, provincially and nationally. ARNBC has been working hard to raise… Read More »National Nursing Week 2013 – Nursing: A Leading Force for Change

Have you lost the plot? How we are writing the next chapter, by Callan Lansdowne, Leah Peters-Michaud & Trish Sanvido

On December 5th, 2012, student’s and nurses from the Comox Valley gathered together to discuss re-establishing a local ARNBC chapter. The meeting was full of enthusiasm and energy as members shared a sense of excitement to be reconnecting with each other and strengthening the professional presence of nursing in the region. The group was comprised of students, retired, and practicing nurses from a variety of agencies in the community. Many… Read More »Have you lost the plot? How we are writing the next chapter, by Callan Lansdowne, Leah Peters-Michaud & Trish Sanvido

Improving the Healthcare System: Dialogues, Reflections, Inspirations and Worries, by Doris Grinspun RN PhD

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In November 2002, Roy Romanow issued his report Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada which strongly supported Canada’s publicly administered and financed universal healthcare system, with its cornerstone being Medicare. The Commission came squarely against privatization of healthcare, stating that there was no evidence in support of such a move, and it was not congruent with the values of Canadians as expressed throughout the robust consultative process… Read More »Improving the Healthcare System: Dialogues, Reflections, Inspirations and Worries, by Doris Grinspun RN PhD

President’s Update: BC Nurses host Canadian nurses and take an active role in CNA Biennium, by Susan Duncan RN

It is my privilege and pride to write my first blogpost as ARNBC President.  I hope all B.C. nurses have heard the strong praise and congratulations that have been received from nurses across Canada for our co-hosting of the 2012 CNA Biennium Convention.  The Convention was  an enormous success and an appropriate place to recognize and celebrate 100 years of our professional nursing association in B.C. We shared a sense of… Read More »President’s Update: BC Nurses host Canadian nurses and take an active role in CNA Biennium, by Susan Duncan RN

Oncology Nurses Flash (mob) the Country, by Jennifer Stephens RN

On April 3rd, oncology nurses across Canada took to the streets and hospital lobbies in honor of national Oncology Nursing Day (OND). First established in 2004 by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/ Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) to complement Cancer Month, OND has grown into an event worthy of political recognition and widespread media attention. This year, eight provinces and fifteen cities issued official government proclamations… Read More »Oncology Nurses Flash (mob) the Country, by Jennifer Stephens RN