ANNOUNCEMENT – CLPNBC will be merging with CRNBC & CRPNBC

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:

CLPNBC: www.clpnbc.org/About-CLPNBC/News-Events/The-Future-of-CLPNBC

CRNBC: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Pages/new college

CRPNBC: www.crpnbc.ca/

Business Case Report: crnbc.ca/crnbc/Announcements/2016/Documents/NewCollege

LPN Day – May 13th 2016

logo - LPN-ABC  Proclamation by LPNABC – May 13th LPN DAY

Each year LPNABC has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Justice department requesting May 13th be retained and proclaimed as “LPN Day” which has been held by BC government for over 2 decades as LPN Day.  It is so important to uphold tradition and ensure that LPNs across BC and Canada hold onto a day of recognition for their special profession.

LPNABC is proud to continue and maintain the proclamation for LPN Day and on behalf of LPNABC board members and memberships I wish every LPN across BC the very best on May 13th LPN DAY!!

Sincerely,

Anita Dickson, President, Jag Tak, 1st Vice President, Michael Young, 2nd Vice President, Brenda Childs, Treasurer and Esme Clarke, Secretary for LPNABC

proclamation 2016

 

LPNABC brings update re: Exploring the formation of one nursing regulator in B.C.

CRNBC continues to explore opportunities for collaboration with CRPNBC and CLPNBC. The three colleges have retained WMC consultancy to do a preliminary business case study that explores the formation of one nursing regulator in B.C., while retaining each nursing discipline. The purpose is to obtain more information to determine if one nursing regulator makes financial and regulatory sense. The report, expected to be completed in early 2016, will serve as a starting point for more discussions.  If we go further down this road, CRNBC is committed to consulting stakeholders and providing timely updates.

News posted on CRNBC & CRPNBC “Home Page”