Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)

NNPBC is pleased to be the jurisdictional representative for the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in British Columbia.

As a result of the work done in B.C. to unite the nursing profession under a single, professional association, CNA changed its bylaws to welcome licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). This change in 2018 represented the first time CNA membership has been expanded to include all nursing designations. Under NNPBC, all nurses in B.C. will have the opportunity to be equally represented nationally through CNA, and internationally at the International Council of Nurses.

If you are a member of NNPBC, you are automatically a member of CNA.
Through NNPBC you have the opportunity to take advantage of the following offered by CNA free of charge and/or at a reduced cost:

  • Specialty Certification
  • Access to Nurse One
  • Access to the Canadian Nurse magazine
  • Opportunities to participate in professional development
  • Webinars
  • And much more!

Visit the CNA website to learn more or drop us an email at to ask us a question.