LPNABC is proud to announce that CLPNBC has agreed to merge with other nursing regulatory bodies into one nursing regulatory college. LPNABC has been a strong advocate for LPNs to be recognized as nurses and are partners within the nursing family as one profession. This is a wonderful movement forward for LPNs to be part of the merger which was announced by CRNBC & CRPNBC in March 2016.
LPNABC in concert with BC Coalition of Nursing Associations has written the colleges and provided consultation to Minister of Health. The strength in having one nursing regulatory body in BC with well formed nursing associations will serve the public and the nursing profession better through collaboration and in consultation between the two entities.
LPNABC main strategic plan was to advocate for the full optimization and utilization of the LPNs within the nursing family through clarity of the profession and how LPNs can work alongside the RN, RPN and NP using the full scope of practice. We feel that this will best be served by having common language that is key for health care professionals to best serve the public.
Thank you to all involved in making the right choice and being a collaborative team for nursing in BC.
Please see the announcements:
CRNBC: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Pages/new college
Business Case Report: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Documents/NewCollege