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Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Aug 22, 2019

The BCCNP Board is the college’s governing body and receives its authority from the Health Professions Act (Act). It is responsible for the direction, leadership and strategy of the college, and works to ensure the decisions made by the college have the greatest impact in reducing risk or harm to the public as per its legislated mandate. ​

In accordance with the Health Professions Act and the College Bylaws, BCCNP will be holding its first board election this fall. Two of the previously appointed registrant positions — one nurse practitioner seat and one registered psychiatric nurse seat — will become vacant on Dec. 31, 2019 and must be filled by registrants elected from each of those respective nursing groups.

Voting for the 2019 election will be conducted electronically and hosted by Simply Voting, an independent full-service provider of secure online elections. Registrants eligible to vote will receive an email from Simply Voting prior to the start of the election period with instructions on how to vote. Please see Section 4 of the BCCNP bylaws for voter eligibility conditions. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact the Governance Team at before Sept. 16 to confirm your status and ensure your contact records are up to date.  

​Call for Nomi​nations

We are pleased to invite eligible practising and non-practising Nurse Practitioner and Registered Psychiatric Nurse registrants to consider running for the available board positions.  Each position is for a three-year term, with terms starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Nomination Application. We also recommend you read the  accompanying Guide for Applicants​, as this will assist you in determining if you are eligible to become a board member and offer guidance on how to complete your nomination application.

Please email your application to no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.  We will not accept paper or late applications. Following your submission, you will receive an email confirming the safe receipt of your nomination application from the Governance Team. 

The BCCNP Nominations Committee will verify and review all applications before sending a final ticket of candidates to the board chair and registrar. 

Voting p​​​eriod

You will have two votes, one for each of the board positions being filled.  Even if you are not a nurse practitioner or registered psychiatric nurse, you can vote in this election.

You will be able to vote at any time between 8:30 a.m. PST on Monday, Oct. 21 and 4:30p.m. PST on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

If you believe you are eligible to vote but do not receive an email from Simply Voting when the election opens on Oct. 21, please contact the Governance Team at as soon as possible so we can make sure you receive a ballot.

The candidate who receives the most votes for each position will be elected to the BCCNP board. Election results will be announced on this website by the end of November 2019. ​​​​​