Are you Care Aware?

When is Be Care Aware Day?

Be Care Aware Day is on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.

Who can Be Care Aware?

Anyone can Be Care Aware! As our population grows older, ensuring BC’s seniors have access to quality care will become increasingly important. Therefore, taking care of the staff who care for our seniors every day is something we all should support.
Be Care Aware Day?

Be Care Aware Day is on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.

Who can Be Care Aware?

Anyone can Be Care Aware! As our population grows older, ensuring BC’s seniors have access to quality care will become increasingly important. Therefore, taking care of the staff who care for our seniors every day is something we all should support.
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Join the “Be Care Aware” campaign to create a culture of safety in continuing care! More information available at http://safecarebc.ca/education-initiatives/be-care-aware.becare4

LPNABC Submission to Ministry of Health regarding LPN Regulation

LPNABC was proud to be part of preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Health regarding the April 2015 reposting of proposed “Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation changes.  On behalf of the LPNABC board and membership we have submitted the following report.  LPNABC Submission to Ministry Of Health – final submission July 8 2015

Nursing community call to action on July 15th in Vancouver, BC

BCCNA Coalition with Minister Lake - July 15th 2015
A collaborative approach to improving BC’s health system
Thank you to all of the LPNs, who attended the Nursing community call to action:
A collaborative approach to improving BC’s health system
. The Forum was an unparalleled success, and a historic occasion in British Columbia, marking the first time that all four professional nursing groups and nursing educators met together for discussion, innovation and advancement of the nursing profession as a whole. Particular thanks to Minister Terry Lake and his senior staff team – Lynn Stevenson (Associate Deputy Minister), Ted Patterson (Assistant Deputy Minister Health Sector Workforce Division) and Kevin Brown (Executive Director, Workforce Management and Planning Branch), for their participation and engagement throughout the day.

Stay tuned for a formal report out from the day coming in the next few weeks.

The LPNABC Executive Board would like to issue the following statement;

LPNABC, in consultation with a communication advisor, wanted to be respectful and take a period of reflection before we released a formal statement to our LPNABC membership and stakeholders.

Our intention was to first give time to both of the resignations to reflect as this was not foreseen or anticipated.  We respect both of the LPNABC board members in their decision to resign for individual reasons.  LPNABC Board has now formally accepted their resignations.

As in the past and in other organizations, change in leadership happens regularly and sometimes unexpectedly.  We are volunteers and we work hard to balance professional life with personal life but sometimes this doesn’t work as planned for various reasons.

LPNABC remains committed to continuing all the wonderful work that is detailed in our approved strategic plan.  The Association continues to build strong working relationships with government, employers and educators and has honored all meetings previously arranged.  The formation of the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations that is inclusive of LPNABC is a strong demonstration that we are and will continue to represent LPNs in BC.

LPNABC Executive Board is proud to be part of the upcoming July 15th event. Please see www.bccna.com for details and watch our own website for news of continuing efforts.

LPNABC members are welcome to provide comments, feedback and suggestion to the LPNABC board.

Email: lpnabcboard@lpnabc.ca

LPNABC & the BCCNA

The LPNABC is proud to be a member of the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA)

ABOUT THE BC COALITION OF NURSING ASSOCIATIONS

The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations is the first ever organization of its kind in Canada, bringing together leadership from all four BC nursing professional associations and our nurse educators, in one collaborative forum for discussion, action and advocacy.
Member organizations include:

The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
The Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC
The BC Nurse Practitioner Association
The Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC
The Nursing Education Council of BC

The Coalition was established as a way to engage elected nurse leaders from across the professional nursing groups in discussion around topics, policy and directions that impact the nursing profession as a whole. Each professional association has nominated three positions from their own board to sit at the Coalition table, and the NECBC has nominated two individuals from the directors of the nursing schools. This structure ensures equal representation of all four nursing groups, regardless of their numbers, to ensure fair, objective discussion that benefits all nurses can take place.

By modelling collaboration, equality and a team-based approach at the Coalition, it is our hope that the nursing community will come together with respect and support for one another.

Nursing has an important role to play in health system transformation and one of the first areas we must address is within our own profession. Breaking down the hierarchies and moving to open, honest and solutions-oriented discussion will play a significant role in helping all of nursing to find it’s voice.

Join us July 15th, 2015
At the Wosk Centre, Vancouver
Nursing community call to action:
A collaborative approach to improving BC’s health system

The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (ARNBC, ARPNBC, BCNPA, LPNABC, NECBC), will host a policy forum on July 15th to gather and develop the ideas and recommendations of BC nurses in response to the policy papers. Space is limited so please sign up today to be a part of this exciting event. PN Students are most welcome to attend.

REGISTER NOW! Space is limited!

Coming and goings of the LPNABC team

Each day the LPNABC board members are engaged in representing the LPN profession and promoting LPNs. Along with meeting in person occasionally, and virtually, letter writing, phone calls, emails, Facebook and Twitter, we work to promote the LPNABC in our workplace. HOW have you been sharing the word about the LPNABC and your profession?

3 Nursing Colleges explore shared spaces & working together
Meeting with ARNBC Board for future collaborative opportunities for nurses
LPNABC AGM
Affiliate membership with the BC Care Providers
Meeting with the Ministry of Health Staff regarding LPN Utilization
Meeting with MoH regarding Professional Associations Policy Paper Discussions
PN articulation meeting with the PN Nursing Schools of BC
Meeting with BCNU
Nursing Week events at the BC Legislature
BC Care Providers Conference
ARNBC AGM
CLPNBC AGM
Coalition Meeting
Policy Forum
Meeting with the Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie
Partnership Alliance with Change Day BC Make your pledge today!

As you can see, the LPNABC is continually working for LPNs in BC. We are all volunteers, all working LPNs. You have a choice to support your association with your membership; $30/yr is minimal when you consider the work we do on your behalf. It is our hope you will see value in the work we do and support the association with membership.