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
LPNABC members now get exclusive access to LPN job postings, employer lists, and career fairs with their membership. Exciting new job opportunities are continually being added to the LPN Jobs page including LPN leadership and management positions, instructor positions, ortho-tech, full time Monday to Friday jobs, community health jobs, and even opportunities to start your own business!
Being a member of LPNABC means you’re not only supporting your professional advocacy body, but also gives you many perks such as these new job opportunities exclusively for you!
Not a member yet? Join online today for only $30 – click here!
The CLPNBC has announced nominations are open for their Awards of Excellence in 3 separate categories
- Excellence in Clinical Practice (up to 2 may be awarded)
- Excellence in Leadership (up to 2 may be awarded)
- Lifetime Achievement (only 1 may be awarded
Do you know someone who stands out? Nominate them today!
CLPNBC Award of Excellence
The awards will be presented at the College AGM in 2014. The College is NOT hosting an Educational Conference in conjunction with their AGM this year.
The LPNABC Conference and AGM will be held April 28, 2014 – SAVE THE DATE Watch the LPNABC website for information and registration
We are pleased to announce the winners of the free education courses for applying for Committee positions. 1st Prize of a American Sign Language Prep 1 course goes to Lucy Hotchkiss and 2nd prize of a course through Life & Death Matters goes to Kerrie McHugh. Congratulations and thank you to all those who applied.
We hope you will continue to consider positions on our various committees. Please read the Committee Policy Manual for a description and understanding of the position and share your skills with us.