ARNBC Background

  • 1935

  • 1981

  • 2005


  • 2010


  • Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (RNABC) established.
    RNABC held three roles - regulator, advocate for the profession and labor negotiator.
  • Labour Relations Divisions separates from RNABC.
    BC Nurses Union established.
  • RNABC becomes CRNBC.
    Registered Nurses recognized under the Health Professions Act.
    The new College's role is limited to protection of the public.
  • CRNBC withdraws as jurisdictional representative to the Canadian Nurses Association.
    CRNBC provides one-time funding to RN Network to assume advocacy role.
    RN Network becomes ARNBC.


You can learn more about ARNBC's background by clicking here.

Another great resource to learn more about the history of nursing in British Columbia is through the BC Nursing History Society.