Associationof Registered Nurses of British Columbia    October 30th, 2012
Agenda• Welcome and Introductions• Presentation: Background and Update on ARNBC  and Current Canadian Nurses Association I...
Welcome
Background and Update1.   ARNBC Background2.   Foundational Assumptions3.   2012 Accomplishments4.   Consultation Summary5...
Purposes• To establish a professional organization for Registered Nurses• To provide a provincial voice and forum for RNs ...
Developing the ARNBC2010 Incorporated and Board of Directors Appointed2011 Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian  ...
Foundational Assumptions1) That the College (CRNBC) and the Union (BCNU) both   fulfill vital functions for our profession...
2) That the BC nursing profession requires a strong,   dedicated provincial policy voice.3) That BC nurses deserve to have...
Accomplishments 20121. Developed a Collaborative Framework with CNA• Hosted a joint Nursing Forum (September 2011)• Partic...
Accomplishments 20122. Established a Provincial Policy Voice• Published articles on policy topics on the ARNBC Blog  (www....
Accomplishments 20123. National Perspective• Met with premiers during the January Council of the Federation  Meeting in Vi...
Accomplishments 20124. International Perspective• Posted International Council of Nurses information on our website• Engag...
Accomplishments 20125. Structure and Governance• Developed bylaws which have been approved and filed with the BC  Registra...
Accomplishments 20126. Financial Sustainability• Obtained another year of funding from CNA for 2012-2013• Considered optio...
Accomplishments 20127. Communications Strategy• Established a online network via social media including a lively an  activ...
What Nurses Have Told Us:            The Issues• Fatigue and sense of powerlessness to influence practice• Loss of voice a...
What Nurses Have Told Us:        Recommendations• Build a sustainable professional association• Negotiate with CRNBC regar...
ARNBC Strategic Plan• Governance: sustainable business plan development   – Build foundation for membership   – Discussion...
Canadian Nurses Association              Update•   Expert commission – Next Steps•   Biennium Resolutions•   Council of th...
What can an Association do for me?Connect me with other Registered Nurses across BC.Include my voice in influencing health...
Ideas for Developing the NetworkRound Table Discussion - Identify:1. Mutual goals and potential benefits of a Network.2. S...
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    1. 1. Associationof Registered Nurses of British Columbia October 30th, 2012
    2. 2. Agenda• Welcome and Introductions• Presentation: Background and Update on ARNBC and Current Canadian Nurses Association Initiatives• Ideas for Developing the Network – Roundtable Discussion• Summary and Final Comments
    3. 3. Welcome
    4. 4. Background and Update1. ARNBC Background2. Foundational Assumptions3. 2012 Accomplishments4. Consultation Summary5. What next? 2012-2013 ARNBC Strategic Plan6. Canadian Nurses Association Initiatives
    5. 5. Purposes• To establish a professional organization for Registered Nurses• To provide a provincial voice and forum for RNs to contribute to advancing the health of British Columbians through participation in the development of health and social policy• To establish a professional organization that supports and advances the role of the professional nurse in providing accessible, efficient, and effective health care that meets the highest standards• To collaborate with other professional nursing organizations provincially, nationally, and internationally• To foster inter and intra professional consultation and collaboration among RNs and other health care providers
    6. 6. Developing the ARNBC2010 Incorporated and Board of Directors Appointed2011 Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Nurses Association in 2011 Formed a Communications Committee and launched our website Held engagement events: displays at conferences, talks in workplaces, presentations at meetings and to groups of students [22 events in 2011] Met with representatives of CRNBC, BCNU and CNA Hosted CNA cross-country tour to BC
    7. 7. Foundational Assumptions1) That the College (CRNBC) and the Union (BCNU) both fulfill vital functions for our profession • BC nurses need to remain self-regulating, which implies a strong regulatory framework • BC nurses need a strong union that can advocate on matters of remuneration, working conditions and benefits 7
    8. 8. 2) That the BC nursing profession requires a strong, dedicated provincial policy voice.3) That BC nurses deserve to have full engagement with a national and international nursing policy voice through the Canadian Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses. 8
    9. 9. Accomplishments 20121. Developed a Collaborative Framework with CNA• Hosted a joint Nursing Forum (September 2011)• Participated in the CNA Cross Country Tour (December 2011)• Promoted the CNA Biennium using the ARNBC website and social media platforms• Selected 38 BC nurses as voting delegates for the 2012 CNA AGM• ARNBC was named the jurisdictional member of CNA (June 2012) – included a CNA representative on the ARNBC Board
    10. 10. Accomplishments 20122. Established a Provincial Policy Voice• Published articles on policy topics on the ARNBC Blog (www.arnbc.ca/blog)• Met with the BC Minister of Health, the CNA and senior Ministry officials (December 2011)• Participated in a Ministry session on the role of RNs and NPs in primary care• Provided consultation to the Ministry of Health on Immunization Policy and Nurse Anesthesiologists
    11. 11. Accomplishments 20123. National Perspective• Met with premiers during the January Council of the Federation Meeting in Victoria• Participated in an invitational roundtable on the sustainability of Canada’s health system• Participated on the National Advisory Committee for the CNS and NP Roles in Canada-Briefing Note Project sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research
    12. 12. Accomplishments 20124. International Perspective• Posted International Council of Nurses information on our website• Engaged in discussion around the discontinuation of CIDA funding to the CNA’s International Program
    13. 13. Accomplishments 20125. Structure and Governance• Developed bylaws which have been approved and filed with the BC Registrar of Companies• Carried out the first election for the ARNBC Board of Directors (May 2012)• Held the Association’s first AGM on May 9th live and via webcast to 55 sites
    14. 14. Accomplishments 20126. Financial Sustainability• Obtained another year of funding from CNA for 2012-2013• Considered options for funding through Board deliberations and consultations with BC nurses• Developed a strategy to consider funding options that will honour nurses’ concerns about fees and sustainability• Identified funding models of other professional bodies for consideration at 2013 AGM
    15. 15. Accomplishments 20127. Communications Strategy• Established a online network via social media including a lively an active and lively blog• Refreshed website with new features and sent out regular e-blasts• Been invited to and participated in numerous conferences and speaking engagements• Planned and carried out a 47-session consultation process with BC nurses• Built relationships with BCNU and CRNBC• Article in the upcoming Canadian Nurse Magazine
    16. 16. What Nurses Have Told Us: The Issues• Fatigue and sense of powerlessness to influence practice• Loss of voice and presence in health system• Fear of reprisal for speaking out• Concern re: loss of professional identity and visibility of profession• Concern re: loss of RN role in health system (LPN replacement models)• Sense of loss of a professional association and questions regarding how the professional voice will be supported and sustained with agreement that it is missing and needed
    17. 17. What Nurses Have Told Us: Recommendations• Build a sustainable professional association• Negotiate with CRNBC regarding assets and activities• Strengthen nursing leadership and influence at policy tables in government and health authorities• Advocate for evidence informed care delivery models• Position the RN and NP role in primary care• Enhance professional identity of RNs• Establish linkages with professional practice nursing groups in BC
    18. 18. ARNBC Strategic Plan• Governance: sustainable business plan development – Build foundation for membership – Discussions with CRNBC regarding synergies and shared resources• Engagement of BC Nurses through innovative communications, community development and public relations strategies – NP Campaign beginning in October – Re-establishing connections among Nursing Specialty Groups• Partnerships and collaboration with government, nursing and health organizations – Toward inclusion of nursing perspectives in public policy – Toward preparing for the profession of the future
    19. 19. Canadian Nurses Association Update• Expert commission – Next Steps• Biennium Resolutions• Council of the Federation• Nurse Practitioner Campaign• Queen’s Jubilee Medals• ICN Conference
    20. 20. What can an Association do for me?Connect me with other Registered Nurses across BC.Include my voice in influencing health and social policy issues.Link me to with the national and international nursing and interprofessional organizations.Support my professional practice and advance the profession of nursing.
    21. 21. Ideas for Developing the NetworkRound Table Discussion - Identify:1. Mutual goals and potential benefits of a Network.2. Supports needed for connecting with your members in BC and other colleagues in your specialty across Canada.3. Methods to connect with ARNBC and CNA.4. Role of ARNBC in coordinating a specialty nursing network.5. Ideas for methods of communication.6. Interest in having a dedicated space on the ARNBC website for the groups.7. Plans for future meetings (frequency, location and other considerations).8. Name of Network
    22. 22. Summary
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