We are pleased to announce that the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) officially launches today, Sep. 1, 2020. The establishment of BCCNM marks an exciting new era in professional regulation: we are Canada's first nurse and midwife regulator, as well as western Canada's largest health professional regulator.
Our new college is excited to build on the strong foundations of collaboration and partnership established by the former colleges: The College of Midwives of BC and the BC College of Nursing Professionals. We look forward to continuing to work with other regulators, health system partners and the public to build and deploy best practices in regulation.
The creation of BCCNM is in line with the Ministry of Health's ongoing efforts to streamline and modernize health profession regulation in B.C. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the BC Government on this exciting work.
This amalgamation has been a significant amount of work, by many people. In particular, we'd like to thank the staff, leadership teams and boards of the two legacy colleges for their hard work, dedication, expertise and for maintaining a sense of humour throughout this process. We also could not have gotten here without the support of the Minister of Health and his excellent staff; our committee members; our registrants; our educational partners; our regulatory colleagues across the country, and of course, the public. Everyone has played an important role to get us here, and we thank you.
For most registrants, day-to-day interactions with the college shouldn't be impacted.
We're hard at work on building our new website and developing our brand—look for updates on that later this fall. For the time being, we'll continue to maintain the existing college websites. You can also like and follow us on our social media channels:
We look forward to a collaborative relationship. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Cynthia JohansenRegistrar & CEO
Rob CalnanBoard Chair