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History of Licensed Practical Nursing in BC

2020

LPNABC membership votes to dissolve and transfer assets to NNPBC as the new professional association representing all LPNs, RNs, RPNs, and NPs in BC.

2018

NNPBC is officially launched. Terms of Reference for the new NNPBC LPN Council are drafted. On September 4, 2018, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses… Read More »2018

2015

LPNABC joins as a member of the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA) along with the three other nursing associations representing NPs, RNs, and RPNs… Read More »2015

2008

On October 17, 2008, the Licensed Practical Nurses Regulation (BC Reg 71/96) is repealed, and the LPN designation is continued under the Health Professions Designation… Read More »2008

2002-2007

The national association representing Canada’s LPNs, CPNA, changes its name to Practical Nurses Canada (PN Canada). LPNABC remains a provincial member.

2000

The Practical Nurse Regulatory Labour Mobility Project is underway, and BC LPNs advocate for expanded scope of practice by attending forums and distributing resources to… Read More »2000

1999

BC hosts the 24th Canadian Practical Nurses Association (CPNA; formerly CAPNA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver. This is an election year, and the theme of the… Read More »1999

1996

On March 22, 1996, Practical Nursing becomes a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act. LPNs may now use the short title of 'nurse.'… Read More »1996

1994

A Code of Ethics and Standards is developed for LPNs in BC by the BCCLPN.

1992

BC hosts the 17th CAPNA Annual Meeting in Kelowna.

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