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Happy Nurses Week – May 6 – 12th

President Pen – As Nurses Week officially starts tomorrow

LPNABC would like to thank all Nurses for all their dedication to their profession in providing excellance in nursing care. This week is our profession’s week for us to celebrate and be honoured. It is also a week of celebration for each of us to acknowledge the incredible work we do, working alongside of each other.

I saw a wonderful saying that I would like all of us to reflect on as we appreciate each other, be kind to our co-workers as our work is hard enough. 


“Differences is the common ground we truly share together” 

The LPN Profession is an important part of health care history….

LPNABC was established by a courageous group of 10 LPNs in 1951. Florence Wilson was the main LPN that had a vision for LPNs to be recognized for their worth in the health care system. Florence was the very 1st LPN to be inducted into the Historical Society of Nurses.

Florence Wilson was LPN Registrant #1 at our newly formed Council of LPNs in BC (later CLPNBC). Her story can be read at link:

LPNABC worked with the Historical Society to honour Florence for decades of volunteer work to promote our profession that was recognized by BC Government and our college. Here is the pictures of the event:

LPNABC has achieved many historical landmarks that we all should be proud of. The pictures you see here is of a historical artifact that we have maintained in our association archives. The husband of Magda was so proud of his wife being an LPN that he drew this picture that was displayed at every AGM until last year. As we prepare for Nurses Week coming in May 6-12 LPNABC would like to highlight some of our greatest moments over the last 68 years of volunteer advocacy for our wonderful profession.

LPNABC Welcomes the New Year

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails

Bertha Calloway

On the dawn of a new year, we would like to take a moment and thank all of you for your continued support and advocacy for our profession.  You are our ‘raison d’etre’. 

It has been quite a year.  We began with the move to form one association started in 2016, but unfortunately that was not to be, at least for now. 

Be assured that our association which is 68 years strong, will continue to champion the cause of LPNs in the province.  LPNABC continues the voice for our profession.  We remain advocating for LPNs with our sole mandate being focused on our profession of which we are so proud of.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank those who have supported us along the way,with a special thanks to; Minister of Health, Senior Advocate, BCCNP, BC CareProviders Association, Health Authorities leadership and all Practical Nursing Schools.

Looking forward, the new year promises to be exciting, starting with our January presentation “Cracking the Dementia Code” presented by Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA on January 23rd, 2019 in partnership with BC Care Providers Association.  To register for this freeworkshop go to: Registration

There will be more events scheduled throughout the year so be sure to check our website often and please share with your colleagues in supporting your LPN Association through Free Membership  Join today!

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better” Florence Nightingale