Nursing continues to rank as one of the most trusted professions in the world. This is because registered nurses and nurse practitioners are committed to healthy public policy and have a strong commitment to understanding and mitigating the social determinants of health that affect patients and their families.
ARNBC is committed to engagement with stakeholders, and we want to ensure that one of the strongest voices to guide our policy and program work comes from our patients themselves. As a result, in 2015 we teamed up with ImpactBC
and the Patients as Partners | Patient Voices Network
which is now the Patient Voices Network
administered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, to develop a Patient Advisory Committee.
The Patient Advisory Committee will inform ARNBC on aspects of our policy framework and development and will make regular contributions and recommendations to the ARNBC Board of Directors. ARNBC is committed to working closely with the committee to ask not "What's the matter?" but "What matters to you?"