About the RN Council
As the professional association representing all of BC's nurses, NNPBC is the link between nurses, policymakers and government. NNPBC provides opportunities for nurses to engage in policy development and advocacy around issues that impact the nursing profession and the health and well-being of British Columbians.
Nurses have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in identifying and advancing key policy issues that impact their nursing practice, their patients, and their community. NNPBC is strongly committed to ensuring that nurses have opportunities to participate in the policy development and advocacy process through forums, consultations, surveys, email, social media and meetings.
Issues within nursing and the healthcare system are constantly evolving. Nurses are welcome to identify policy areas that you would like us to work on.
- Blog: I'm Bargaining for Courage: A Director of Care's Thoughts on Leadership in Hospice
- Shining a light on nursing during COVID-19
- Implementing Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment in B.C.
- Nurses for Planetary Health: A Call to Action
- Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change
- Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System
- Why Canada needs a Chief Nursing Officer – Now
- Unintended Equity Consequences of Canadian Cannabis Policy: Reflections on Implications of Medical Cannabis Taxation
- Why Nursing is Committed to a Palliative Approach to Care
- Aligning our Public Policy Influence with the International Nursing Community"
- What BC Nurses Need to Know About "Death by a Million Paper Cuts"
- Using Nursing Insights to Inform the MAiD Conversation
- Enhancing Rural and Remote Nursing Practice for a Healthier B.C.
- NNPBC/CNA 2020 Budget Consultation Letter
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC) and the Harm Reduction Nurses Association (HRNA) call for the decriminalization of people who use drugs in B.C.