The Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC is proud to announce it has received official proclamation from the province of BC that declares May 13th, 2014 “Licensed Practical Nurses Day”.
We recognize and celebrate Licensed Practical Nurses for their integral role in the healthcare system.
Did you know? May 13th has been celebrated as LPN Day across Canada for at least the past decade? Each year, LPNABC applies to the Province of BC to have May 13th declared as Licensed Practical Nurses Day. This was done by the regulatory college in the past however LPNABC has accepted this task as it fits in with the mission to “Celebrate or Profession”. Learn more about LPNABC’s mission, mandate, and vision here.
How will you be celebrating this year? Would you like to help LPNABC celebrate LPN Day in your community? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The LPNABC advocates for LPN professional practice at a meeting held in Victoria October 28th with Ministry of Health senior leadership…….. To read a summary meeting in its entirety, please click on the link above
The LPNABC believes that all health care providers have an important place in providing safe patient care, when placed in the right environment, with the right supports. To read the Position Statement in its entirety, please click on the link above
Together in collaborative discussions LPNABC, RPNAO, Barb Mildon, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) President, and Rachel Bard, CNA Chief Executive Officer, recognized the need to be working together to represent all nursing groups. Further to those discussions LPNABC & RPNAO, the standing members of PN Canada, then made an application to CNA under the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties as an Emerging Group.
PN Canada was notified on November 20th 2013 that the application was approved by the Canadian Network Board members and the approval was announced at the CNA board meeting on November 25th.
This historic announcement marks the first time Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses have had the opportunity to be members of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA); please follow link to read more about this wonderful accomplishment:
LPNABC and RPNAO members are now automatically members of CNA through their PN Canada membership and more information will be given as this new relationship with CNA further progresses.
PN Canada (formally known as Canadian Practical Nurses Association) has been the national association for both Licensed and Registered Practical Nurses across Canada since 1974 and in 2012 LPNABC & RPNAO (Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario) reorganized PN Canada.
RPNAO has over 7,700 RPNs as voluntary members of their provincial association and LPNABC has seen substantial recent growing memberships as well. Together they have worked very hard in re-establishing the national Practical Nurses Association as both organizations recognize the importance and value of a national body to represent LPNs and Registered Practical Nurses at policy development levels through a collaborative voice.
The LPNABC and RPNAO are delighted to make this collaborative announcement and would like to thank everyone involved in making this declaration possible.
Michelle Devia, LPN, President, LPNABC
Teresa McFadyen, LPN, 1st Vice President, LPNABC
Brenda Mundy, RPN, President, RPNAO
Dianne Martin, RPN, RN, BScN, MA, Executive Director, RPNAO