ARNBC Programs and Services

Awards and Recognition

Education
Webinars: ARNBC offers educational webinars on nursing and health related topics.

Workshops and Educational Modules: ARNBC provides workshops to nurses and students, such as “issues workshops" to provide nurses with a better understanding on policy and government relations.

Engagement
Tweetchat: an interactive space for nurses to engage in dialogue.

Retired Nurse Engagement: ARNBC recognizes that B.C. nurses who have retired from practice have a vast wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that can benefit all practicing nurses. ARNBC values and encourage all retired nurses to consider becoming actively engaged in the Association as it moves forward.

Regional Issues Forums: ARNBC holds discussion forums on several topics for nurses to discuss current issues related to health, social and nursing policy.

ARNBC Blog: An active blog, with entries from nurses across the province, in all domains of practice, focused on critical policy areas impacting nursing.

Opportunities for nurses to show their creative side (“Proud to Be” contest).

Leadership
Student Nurses in Action Program: The Student Nurses in Action Program (SNAP) provides unique opportunities for students to observe nursing leaders in action at Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Board Meetings.

Strengthening Aboriginal Nursing Development (STAND): To provide a pathway for leadership development for Aboriginal nurses working in British Columbia.

Opportunities for Collaboration
Network Leads Program: The ARNBC Network Leads program provides an opportunity for nurses from all levels of practice and from every region in the province to take a leadership role in building and growing the Association.

Speciality Groups

Engaging patients first through the Patients as Partners network: ARNBC has teamed up with ImpactBC and the Patients as Partners, Patient Voices Network to develop a Patient Advisory Committee.

ARNBC Communities of Practice: The ARNBC Communities of Practice (CoP) website offers a space for existing and emerging specialty groups to house their materials and communicate with members.

Connections to CNA, ICN and other national and international initiatives and forums.
See: http://www.arnbc.ca/news/cna-info/index.php

Perks
Perkopolis: ARNBC offers exclusive access to various discounted products and services, including: theatre, hotels, attractions, movies, shopping, travel and much more.

Policy
BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA): ARNBC connects you to the BCCNA’s work and events, and offers opportunities to engage in collaboration with other nursing professionals across the province.

Policy Development: ARNBC has identified key policy priority areas, and continues to work towards creating a strong position on these issues, with recommendations to improve the health outcomes of British Columbians, as well as the nursing profession.

Interact with Government to Influence Policy: ARNBC provides nurses the opportunity to engage with government through several events such as the ‘day at the legislature’ during nursing week and the BCCNA policy forum in response to the Ministry of Health papers.

Practice Support
Practice Support: ARNBC’s Professional Practice Program is available to all registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. The program provides additional supports to nurses who already access supports through CRNBC, BCNU or health authorities. The program can provide support for nurses who have questions related to practice, policy, career guidance, and current issues.

Liability Insurance: Beginning March 1, 2015, ARNBC began managing liability insurance for CRNBC registrants, offered through Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Canada Inc. Each practicing registrant of CRNBC is required to hold a minimum level of professional liability insurance.

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