Hello and welcome to the BC College of Nursing Professionals!
The establishment of BCCNP marks an exciting new chapter in professional regulation. We're now the largest health care college in Western Canada, with responsibility for all nurses in B.C. It's such a positive step forward to have LPN, NP, RN and RPN regulation brought together and we're excited at the possibilities.
The creation of BCCNP improves our ability to collaborate more successfully with other regulators and regulated health professionals. And it provides more opportunities to work towards and incorporate best practices in regulation. Our new college will ensure a unified regulatory voice and greater clarity around the professional roles and responsibilities of nurses.
The creation of BCCNP is the culmination of many years of hard work by many different people. In particular, we'd like to thank the staff, leadership teams and boards of the three colleges for their long hours, 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.
We look forward to a collaborative relationship. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Maria Bishop, Board Chair
Cynthia Johansen, Registrar/CEO