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Nurse Practitioners: Essential Health Care Professionals, by Carrie Murphy NP

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recently released a report entitled What’s Really Behind Canada’s Unemployed Specialists.  A subsequent Vancouver Sun article noted that the report doesn’t address whether there are too many specialists for the Canadian health care system, but does identify a number of possible reasons why newly certified specialists […]

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After the Error: How the Nursing Profession is Saving Lives, by Robin Wyndham and Susan McIver

Three years ago I began working with Susan McIver on a book about Canadians who had endured personal tragedy as a result of medical errors. After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives (April 2013, ECW Press, Toronto) tells the stories of these patients and their efforts to prevent similar suffering of […]

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Nurses Are an Essential Resource When Making Staff Mix Decisions, by Paddy Rodney RN

During last June’s Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, all 38 delegates from B.C. proudly put forth and supported an ARNBC Resolution to Promote the Dissemination and Uptake of the Staff Mix: Decision Making Framework for Quality Nursing Care (please see the full Resolution at the bottom of this post).  This Resolution […]

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Reflections on the Canadian Nurses Association 2013 Annual General Meeting, by Julie Fraser RN

As the days drew closer to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, the anticipation was palpable.  The annual meeting is a signature event where Registered Nurse representatives from across the country come together to discuss and make important decisions on historic policy and advocacy issues for Canadian Nursing. The B.C. delegation […]

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National Nursing Week 2013 – Nursing: A Leading Force for Change

ARNBC is pleased to extend our warmest greetings to all nurses in B.C. and across the country as we celebrate the achievements of our profession during National Nursing Week 2013.  This year’s theme, Nursing: A Leading Force for Change, reminds us that when nurses work together to provide innovative solutions, we can dramatically improve the […]

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Nurses Speak Up for Health: Election Tools for B.C. Nurses

After what seems like months of anticipation, B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon, has called for a provincial election to be held on May 14, 2013.  From today on, British Columbians will be inundated with TV ads, opportunities to attend candidate events, front-yard campaign signage and canvassers and candidates knocking on doors. Nursing is one of […]

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Minister McDiarmid Thanks Nurses – Professionally and Personally, by Dr. Sally Thorne RN

April 2nd was proclaimed by the B.C. Government as Oncology Nurses Day. That evening, the Honourable Margaret McDiarmid, B.C. Minister of Health, made a surprise visit to an oncology nurses event that was held at the Vancouver Cancer Centre and joined via teleconference by nurses from 12 sites around the province.  The Minister spoke from […]

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Taking a Stand for Better Primary Care, by Susan Duncan RN PhD

The ARNBC has joined with the British Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association (BCNPA) and the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of B.C. (LPNABC), to convey concerns about recently announced changes to primary care in British Columbia. Nurses have expressed their frustration that government is moving ahead with plans to ‘solve the physician shortage’ without considering the numerous […]

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Have you lost the plot? How we are writing the next chapter, by Callan Lansdowne, Leah Peters-Michaud & Trish Sanvido

On December 5th, 2012, student’s and nurses from the Comox Valley gathered together to discuss re-establishing a local ARNBC chapter. The meeting was full of enthusiasm and energy as members shared a sense of excitement to be reconnecting with each other and strengthening the professional presence of nursing in the region. The group was comprised […]

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President’s Update: Happy New Year, by Susan Duncan RN PhD

Happy New Year to all B.C. nurses.  As we move into 2013, I hope all of you had opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation over the holiday season and appreciate time with your family and friends. I am excited about 2013 and the many opportunities that are ahead of ARNBC in the coming months.  […]

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