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.
We cannot direct the wind, butwe can adjust our sails
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!
LPNABC submitted a consultation supporting LPNs in BC response:
HEALTH CARE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
The all-party Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking information on how to ensure the quality and sustainability of our province’s health care system. The Committee previously held public consultations in 2014-2015 and is inviting new input in response to the following questions:
• How can we improve health and health care services in rural British Columbia? What long-term solutions can address the challenges of recruitment and retention of health care professionals in
rural British Columbia?
• How can we create a cost-effective system of primary and community care built around
• How can we enhance the effectiveness of addiction recovery programs?
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.