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)
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
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
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
We have just finished our fifth week of consultations, and have been inspired to meet with nurses across B.C. By the time we wrap up these consultations, we will have met with nurses from every specialty in every part of the province. One thing we have heard from nurses over and over is how much they value having an opportunity to get together and talk about the future of the… Read More »Consultations Gain Momentum Across B.C.
The ARNBC Board has been busy since the September 8th joint CNA/ARNBC meeting. Many thanks to those who attended and contributed their thoughts and comments throughout the day, as well as in the follow-up evaluation survey. You've given us a lot to consider as we move ahead with planning for the coming year.
Please feel free to view materials from the Forum on our website by visiting our Forum Page. The page includes the overview powerpoint/speaking notes, pictures from the day, as well as Read More »Update on Activities