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Nursing at the Policy Table: Are we at the Table or on the Menu?

Nursing at the Policy Table: Are we at the Table or on the Menu? by Patrick Chiu MPH, BScN, RN Nursing has a long and proud history of promoting health, preventing disease and injury, and addressing the social determinants of health that are so influential to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. However, as we reflect on the past and present, and recognize the tremendous history and contributions… Read More »Nursing at the Policy Table: Are we at the Table or on the Menu?

President's Message: Looking Forward, by Zak Matieschyn, BSN, MN, RN, NP(Family)

I am honoured to write my first President’s Message to the registered nurses and nurse practitioners of British Columbia who have entrusted me to lead the Association over the next two years. I look forward to the challenge ahead with excitement at the potential that exists for the Association and nursing to make transformative changes in the healthcare system, the nursing profession and the lives of individual RNs and NPs. The… Read More »President's Message: Looking Forward, by Zak Matieschyn, BSN, MN, RN, NP(Family)

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

Thank You for Sharing your Voice in 2013

A huge thank you to all of the bloggers and commenters who shared your opinions, thoughts, frustrations, enthusiasm, and in some cases, anger, during the course of 2013.  We’ve heard from so many nurses across B.C., telling us how much you appreciate and value this blog, and the unique opportunity it gives to engage in discussion about issues that are important to nurses and nursing.  We look forward to hearing… Read More »Thank You for Sharing your Voice in 2013

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

President’s Update: Happy New Year, by Susan Duncan RN PhD

Happy New Year to all B.C. nurses.  As we move into 2013, I hope all of you had opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation over the holiday season and appreciate time with your family and friends. I am excited about 2013 and the many opportunities that are ahead of ARNBC in the coming months.  We experienced significant successes in 2012 and the Association has gained support from nurses in… Read More »President’s Update: Happy New Year, by Susan Duncan RN PhD

BC Nurse Practitioners in the News

UPDATE, January 13, 2013:  The discussion around nurse practitioners in B.C. continues to evolve on the Globe and Mail Website.  On January 11, 2013, Dr. Ross submitted a Letter to the Editor [Click here to view] querying whether or not the 'numbers add up'.  Subsequentlly, Rosemary Graham, BCNPA President, has shared the following message with ARNBC [Click here to view].  The BCNPA would like to hear the views of nurses, colleagues and the public… Read More »BC Nurse Practitioners in the News

Flu Shots for Healthcare Workers: Government Answers Your Questions

On October 24, 2012, we posted about Government’s new influenza protection policy for health workers.  The discussion has been ongoing ever since, and several nurses have submitted comments or emailed us with questions about how the new policy will impact them.  Not wanting to leave our readers hanging, we asked the Ministry to provide answers to some of the key questions nurses have raised. 1.  Could the Association work with… Read More »Flu Shots for Healthcare Workers: Government Answers Your Questions

President’s Update: Consultations Wind Up, by Susan Duncan RN PhD

Between February and May of this year, the ARNBC travelled around British Columbia and met with registered nurses in small towns, community health centres, urban areas and hospitals.  The resulting focus groups and conversations provided the Association with a wealth of information about the challenges nurses face, the pride they have in their profession and the belief we all share in the need for a strong policy voice for nursing… Read More »President’s Update: Consultations Wind Up, by Susan Duncan RN PhD