ARNBC Newsletter - March 2016   •   view as web page

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President's Editorial:
Nursing Needs to Address Poverty

One out of every five kids in British Columbia live in poverty. It's time for nursing to step up and address this problem. Visit poverty/ to read more about this important policy issue.

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CNPS is here!
ARNBC advocated with CRNBC to bring the services of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society to all British Columbia Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Check out the amazing services CNPS offers and their extended business hours for B.C. nurses on the CNPS BC Nurses Welcome Page.

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New Position Statement:
Nurses and Nursing's Role in Supporting a Patient-Centred Approach to Physician Assisted Death

We know this has been on the mind of many nurses - what if I'm approached to participate in a physician assisted death? Is this legal? What should I do? Check out our new position statement for answers, and stay tuned for regular updates as the legislation changes.

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"Proud to Be..." is back!
Get your creative juices flowing and write, draw, sing, photograph, videotape or yodel why you are proud to be a registered nurse or nurse practitioner in B.C. Winners will be announced during nursing week with $ prizes awarded for first, second and third! Check out for more information.

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Share Your Innovation
This year's leadership forum and AGM will take place June 2 at the beautiful Anvil Centre in New Westminster and we want to hear from you! Tell us about the innovation you bring to your nursing practice and you could be one of our featured speakers and share your story with B.C. nurses!

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Issues Report Form
Do you have an issue that you want us to explore and potentially develop some policy work around? Have a look at our new Issues Report Form - click, fill in the information and push send - we'll do the rest, do the work and let you know if you've surfaced an issue that we can work with you to improve or advance in the province.

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BCCNA Supports One College
ARNBC joined the other members of the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations and the Chief Nursing Officers, in asking BC Minister of Health Terry Lake, and his team, to move forward with establishing one nursing college in British Columbia. Stay tuned to our website over the next few weeks for updates on this exciting possibility.

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B.C. Nursing Wiki
If you're an information junkie, this is the place for you. ARNBC has started a Nursing Wiki (yes, just like Wikipedia), and you are invited to sign up to add articles and information - or you can choose to not sign up and instead use it for research. Remember, the more we all contribute, the better it will grow!

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2016 ARNBC Awards of Excellence
Nominations for the 2016 Awards of Excellence are now open and are being accepted until 5pm on Friday, May 27th, 2016. Learn more, and nominate a deserving colleague today!

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Opportunity to Attend the CNA AGM
Three or four ARNBC members will be selected to attend the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on June 19th, 2016 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Travel, hotel and associated expenses for the AGM will also be covered. In addition there is an opportunity for those selected to receive 50% off registration to attend the associated 2016 biennial convention from June 20 - 22, 2016. Space is limited so please apply now!

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Stay tuned!
Watch our website for upcoming open calls for participants at the Legislature Day 2016 and the 2016 Policy Forum. Remember to act fast when the call goes out to avoid disappointment.

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