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2022 NNPBC Membership

NNPBC knows that nurses have felt the burden of working in the midst of a global pandemic. In an effort to reduce a financial burden on nurses, NNPBC has decided to reduce our annual fee for 2022, from $54.60 including GST to $41.99 including of GST. This represents a cost savings to BC nurses of 23%. NNPBC remains a voluntary organization.
 

While we have reduced fees, NNPBC has expanded our services to continue to meet the evolving needs of our members.
 
Services include:

  • Free access to Telus MyCare for mental health and wellness
  • Educational sessions and webinars
  • Leadership courses
  • Student and new grad courses
  • Awards of Excellence
  • Anti-Stigma workshops
  • Government Engagement & Advocacy
  • Ambassador Program
  • Perks
  • Jobs board
  • And more!

What does this mean for me in 2022?

  • NNPBC has reduced its annual fee to $41.99 down from $54.60, representing a 23% decrease.
  • NNPBC fees remain among the lowest of other health professional associations.
  • Service offerings have and will continue to expand throughout 2022.
  • As was the case in 2021, RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students will continue to purchase professional liability protection from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) as well as their NNPBC membership during their initial registration or renewal through the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (the College).
  • At the time of renewal (starting February 1, 2022), RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students have two options for their CNPS professional liability protection:
    • Bundled option (NNPBC membership + CNPS professional liability protection, inclusive of GST)
      • $113.39 for RNs & RPNs
      • $209.45 for NPs
      • $92.35 for ESNs
    • CNPS professional liability protection only (inclusive of GST)
      • $92.40 for RNs, RPNs & ESNs
      • $188.48 for NPs

  • LPNs and non-practising nurses will be provided with the opportunity to choose to purchase NNPBC membership during their College renewal (starting February 1, 2022) or can do this at a later time via the NNPBC website (please see more details below).

2022 Fees - Purchased through the College during renewal (starting February 1, 2022)

2022 Fees Table (NP, RN, RPN, ESN)

Designation 2022 Bundled option 2022 CNPS professional liability protection only (no NNPBC)
RNs and RPNs $113.39  ($41.99 NNPBC and $71.40 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $92.40  (includes GST)
NPs $209.45  ($41.99 for NNPBC and $167.48 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $188.48  (includes GST)
Employed students $92.35  ($20.95 NNPBC and $71.40 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $92.40  (includes GST)


 

Any nurse who chooses not to select the bundled option, may purchase NNPBC at any time at our rate of $41.99 (inclusive of GST). Purchase options for 2022 will be made available on this page starting February 1, 2022.
 

2022 Fees (LPN, Non-Practising & Associate)

2022 LPN Fee

Association Membership:  $41.99 inclusive of GST ($39.99 without GST)

  • LPNs have the option of including NNPBC when you renew your College registration (starting February 1, 2022). This is optional. If you have purchased NNPBC through the College, there is no need to purchase again.
  • If you have not purchased NNPBC with your College registration you may purchase NNPBC through our website.

The option to purchase for 2022 will be available starting in February 2022.


2022 Non-Practising Fee

Association Membership:  $20.95 inclusive of GST ($19.96 without GST)

  • Those in the non-practising category have the option of including NNPBC when you renew your College registration (starting February 1, 2022). If you have purchased NNPBC through the College, there is no need to purchase again. This is optional.
  • If you have not purchased NNPBC with your College registration you may purchase NNPBC through our website.

The option to purchase for 2022 will be available starting in February 2022.


2022 Associate Member Fee (Other/Retired/Student Members - excluding employed students) Fee:

Association Membership:  $20.95 inclusive of GST ($19.96 without GST)
 
The option to purchase for 2022 will be available through the NNPBC website.


Please note, NNPBC will implement a mid-year fee starting October 1, 2022. The mid year fee will be $20.95 inclusive of GST for RNs, RPNs, NPs and LPNs only (ESNs, non-practising and Associates pay the same amount regardless of when you join).

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How do nursing fees compare to other professions?
The table below highlights several key pieces of information including licensing fees, association fees and PLP fees for some of the BC's regulated health professions. In each of the cases noted, the professional association administers PLP. This is not an exhaustive list, rather it is a list of those easily searched online by going to websites and using google. Some information may have changed since the time of writing but is meant to provide an overall baseline comparison.
Regulated Profession Annual Registration Fee Association Fee PLP Fee (administered by the Professional Association) Total
RNs, RPNs, NPs Ranges from $521.95 RNs, RPNs to $751.90 for NPs $41.99 inclusive of GST through NNPBC $71.40 inclusive of GST as part of the group rate for RNs, RPNs.
$167.47 inclusive of GST for NPs
$635.34 (RNs, RPNs)
$951.35 (NPs)
LPNs LPNs $521.95 $41.99 inclusive of GST Currently paid through BCCNM $563.94 (LPNs)
Audiologists $750.00 $165.00 $50.00 $965.00
Dental Hygienists $515.00 $399 (includes provincial & national association membership - also includes Basic PL insurance) $17 (higher per-claim amount than basic) $914.00 - $931.00
Dental Technicians $775.00 $299.00 $85.00 $1,159.00
Dietitians $600.00 $350.00 $72.00 $1,022.00
Massage Therapists $600.00 $425.00 $169.00 $1,194.00
Midwives $740.95 2.9% of MSP billings $1,800.00 over $3,000.00
Naturopathic Physicians (naturopaths) $1,810.00 $1,432 (includes provincial/nat'l association) $50.00 $3,292.00
Occupational Therapists $525.00 $57 - 228 (depending on how many years practicing) $64 - $106 $643.00 - $859.00
Optometrists $1,390.00 $2,815 (includes Canadian Association of Optometrists membership) $3M per claim / $5M aggreg: $472;
$5M per claim / $5M aggreg: $587;
$10M per claim / $10M aggreg: $932
$4,677.00 - $5,137.00
Pharmacists $778.00 $320.00 $165.00 $1,263.00
Pharmacy Technicians $518.00 $200.00 Included in $200 fee $718.00
Physical Therapists (physiotherapists) $500.00 $319.82 $235 - $298 $1,054.32 - $1,117.82
Physicians and Surgeons $1,715.00 $1,571.85 (excluding CMA) $240 to $3,600 depending on specialty $3,526.85 - $6,886.85
Psychologists $1,200.00 $372.75 $275 - $350+ $1,847.75 - $1,922.75+


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2022 Fees FAQs


  1. What does NNPBC cost?
    NNPBC's annual fee is $41.99 annually for practicing RNs, RPNs, NPs and LPNs. This represents a savings of 23% from last year. To learn more about our fees please click here.
  2. Why did NNPBC lower its fee?
    NNPBC knows that nurses have felt the burden of working in the midst of a global pandemic. In an effort to reduce a financial burden on nurses, NNPBC has decided to reduce our annual fee for 2022, from $54.60 inclusive of GST to $41.99 inclusive of GST. This represents a cost savings to BC nurses of 23%.
    In addition to lowering our fees, NNPBC has expanded our service offering. Services free with NNPBC include:
    • Free access to Telus MyCare for mental health and wellness
    • Educational sessions and webinars
    • Leadership courses
    • Student and new grad courses
    • Awards of Excellence
    • Anti-Stigma workshops
    • Government Engagement & Advocacy
    • Ambassador Program
    • Perks
    • Jobs board
    • And more!
  3. How will I join in 2022?
    At the time of your BCCNM renewal (starting February 1st, 2022), you will be provided an option when purchasing your mandatory professional liability protection from CNPS to choose either the bundled rate or individual rate. The bundled rate allows you to retain your NNPBC membership for 2022.
  4. Why would I choose to purchase NNPBC now that you're more expensive than the individual rate?
    There are many benefits to being an NNPBC member. NNPBC is your connection to your profession and the work we do focuses on advancing the profession of nursing. We work to ensure that the nursing perspective is included in matters of health and public policy. In addition to this work, belonging to NNPBC affords you access to numerous programs and services that continue to grow. For the additional $20.00 a year you will have free access to:
    • Free access to Telus MyCare for mental health and wellness
    • Educational sessions and webinars
    • Leadership courses
    • Student and new grad courses
    • Awards of Excellence
    • Anti-Stigma workshops
    • Government Engagement & Advocacy
    • Ambassador Program
    • Perks
    • Jobs board
    • And more!
  5. What does NNPBC do?
    NNPBC advocates for healthy public policy, promotes excellence in nursing practice, increases nurses' contribution to shaping the health system, and influences decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. We also invite your questions and comments at any time by emailing us at info@nnpbc.com.