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History of Licensed Practical Nursing in BC


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


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 of BC amalgamates with the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC to become the BC College of Nursing Professionals.


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 in BC, as well as the Nursing Education Council of BC (NECBC). The BCCNA is the first Coalition organization of its kind in Canada, representing the interests of all nursing designations.


On October 17, 2008, the Licensed Practical Nurses Regulation (BC Reg 71/96) is repealed, and the LPN designation is continued under the Health Professions Designation Regulation (BC Reg 270/2008).


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


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 support full competencies.


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 meeting is 'Practicing Nursing in the Public Interest Through Collaborative Partnerships.'


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.' The regulatory body changes its name to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC).


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


BC hosts the 17th CAPNA Annual Meeting in Kelowna.


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