ARNBC Newsletter - December 21, 2015   •   view as web page
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President's Update ARNBC President Zak Matieschyn reflects on the work of ARNBC over the past year and his anticipation for 2016. Read Zak's update and view his Holiday Geeting.

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2015 ARNBC Nursing Excellence Awards ARNBC was thrilled to present nursing excellence awards to 14 exceptional individuals who demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, research, education, advocacy and leadership during 2015. The fun gala ceremony was emceed by Associate Deputy Minister Lynn Stevenson and attended by Minister Terry Lake, Opposition Spokesperson for Health Judy Darcy, Opposition Spokesperson for Social Development Michelle Mungall, the provincial Chief Nursing Officers, dignitaries, family members and friends of recipients. Click to view the 2015 winners and pictures from the evening.

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The Quinn Fowlie Scholarship One of the most poignant moments of the 2015 ARNBC Nursing Excellence Awards was the introduction of the Quinn Fowlie Scholarship, which will be awarded yearly to a young person who has overcome significant health challenges with the lifelong support of the nursing community. Read more...

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BC Coalition of Nursing Associations The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA), comprised of the four professional nursing associations - the Association of Registered Nurses of BC, the Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC, the BC Nurse Practitioner Association, the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC and the Nursing Education Council of BC, have formally endorsed the Coalition as the common gateway through which government, the health authorities, regulators and others can access the shared expertise and knowledge of the entire nursing community. Read the endorsement letter and terms of reference here.

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Nursing Wiki Last month we launched the ARNBC BC Nursing Wiki - a place where all nurses can research, read and record the history and practices of the nursing community in British Columbia. It works just like Wikipedia - join us as an author or use the search engine to learn more about specific nursing topics. The more you participate, the richer the wiki will be!

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STAND STAND (Strengthening Aboriginal Nursing Development) is a program which provides opportunities for Aboriginal Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners to build their leadership capacity by applying to attend conferences and events across Canada. Keep an eye on our web page for opportunities.

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