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Arnbc History - July 13 2013

  1. 1. Where Have We Come From? A Brief History of ARNBC Sally Thorne July 2013
  2. 2. 1912 Graduate Nurses Association of BC
  3. 3. • 1918 - Registered Nurses established the Graduate Nurses Association of BC as the body responsible for regulating registered nursing • 1935 - Name change to Registered Nurses Association of BC through amendment of Registered Nurses’ Act
  4. 4. 1981 Labour Relations Division of the RNABC Becomes the BC Nurses Union
  5. 5. 2003 The Health Professions Amendment Includes the provisions necessary to repeal the Nurses (Registered) Act and bring registered nursing (along with medicine, optometry, dentistry, podiatry and chiropractic) under the Health Professions Act. The Health Professions Act provides for a new model of regulating the scope of practice of health professionals in B.C.
  6. 6. Aug 19, 2005 College of Registered Nurses of BC Key elements of the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation include: • Duty to report • Restricted activities without an order (Section 6) • (Restricted activities with an order; clinical order sets (Section 7) • Certified Practice (Section 8)
  7. 7. CRNBC Annual Report 2005
  8. 8. OUR VISION Excellence in Nursing OUR VALUES • Accountability and service to the public • Visible leadership on nursing and health issues • Innovation and openness to change • Collaboration and mutual respect • Competence
  9. 9. In her 2005 report, President Karen Irving stated: Nursing continues to be a self-regulating profession in B.C. and CRNBC’s mandate remains the same: protection of the public through the regulation of registered nurses and nurse practitioners As you can see, much of what RNABC did, CRNBC continues to do. Yet, the new legislation has meant changes for the organization. Here are some examples. – a reduced number of board members and discontinuation of chapters. – authority to regulate nurse practitioners. – reserved actions and college-certified practices for registered nurses. Implementing change often presents challenges. We are confident that these changes are being managed with minimal inconvenience to registrants.
  10. 10. Devolution of Functions • Regional Chapters • Professional Practice Groups • Nursing BC Magazine • Membership Cards • Annual Convention • Policy Voting
  11. 11. MANDATE To ensure that all individuals seeking entry to practice and maintaining registration are competent and ethical professionals. The College does this by setting standards, supporting registered nurses to meet standards and acting if standards are not met. VISION A trusted and valued leader in nursing regulation PURPOSE Protecting the public by effectively regulating registered nurses and nurse practitioners
  12. 12. BC’s Link to National Nursing Policy
  13. 13. As RNABC gradually transformed itself into the new CRNBC most nurses: – did not appreciate the potential impact of these changes for nursing or – believed that CRNBC should still be capable of enacting many of the advocacy and policy roles of the profession
  14. 14. Perfect Storm
  15. 15. Early 2009: Breakfast at the Naam • Lynette Best Former CNO, Providence Health • Heather Mass Former CNO, BC Children’s & Women’s • Sally Thorne Director, UBC School of Nursing
  16. 16. A Week Later: Breakfast #2 Core Group of Five • Paddy Rodney Faculty UBC School of Nursing • Jo Wearing Former Policy Consultant RNABC And the breakfasts continued……
  17. 17. Summer 2009: Expanded Consultation • Invitational lunch gathering • Key leaders and nurses of influence • Confidential strategic dialogue
  18. 18. Puzzling Questions: • Whether CRNBC’s view about their restricted mandate was real or imagined? • Whether there were any possibilities of changing the legislation? • Whether legal action could reverse these changes?
  19. 19. Ultimate Conclusion Only four possible options: • Do nothing • Take the CRNBC to court • Try to change the legislation • Start something new
  20. 20. –Transitional Steering Committee – Heather Mass, Sally Thorne (Co-Chairs) – Lynette Best, Paddy Rodney, Maureen Shaw, Sharon Toohey, Jo Wearing
  21. 21. To fill the gaps and explore opportunities for a more permanent solution
  22. 22. May 19, 2010 Province-Wide Meeting • to explain why it is necessary to reestablish an association for registered nurses in British Columbia and • broaden ongoing support for this work
  23. 23. May 20, 2010 Association of Registered Nurses of BC was born
  24. 24. Board of Directors Susan Duncan, RN Robert Calnan, RN Lynette Best, RN Julie Fraser, RN Suzanne Johnston, RN Leanna Loy, RN Patricia Rodney, RN Maureen Shaw, RN Sally Thorne, RN Joan Wearing, RN Staff Support Heather Mass, RN Nora Whyte, RN to April 2011 from May 2011
  25. 25. Organizational Realignment
  26. 26. ARNBC and CNA MOU The ARNBC and the Canadian Nurses Association have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a one-year period, effective September 1, 2011.
  27. 27. Policy Dialogue . . . Now more than ever, we need the knowledge, expertise and capacity of nurses to bring solutions to our healthcare challenges. Nurses are, and will continue to be, at the heart of the system’s transformation, driving and managing change related to the delivery of health services Canadian Nurses Association
  28. 28. May 2012 First Official AGM First elected board members • Brenda Canitz • Christine Davidson • Carl Meadows • Jennifer Parkhill • Andrea Starck • Rachel Bard (CNA)
  29. 29. CNA Biennium June 18-20, Vancouver ARNBC Host Provincial Association
  30. 30. BC had 38 voting delegates presenting 5 of the 17 AGM motions
  31. 31. Strategic Planning • Expand nursing engagement strategy • Consolidate sustainability plan • Strengthen collaborative partnerships • Rebuild government and policy relations
  32. 32. June 2013 First Fully Elected Board • Pam Burton • Tania Dick • Maylene Fong