CRNBC

One hundred years ago, 68 nurses met in a church basement in
New Westminster. Their goal was to create a provincial association and convince government to enact legislation requiring nurses to be registered. How far we have come!

celebrating the evolution of nursing regulation in british columbia

In 2012 we celebrate the evolution of nursing regulation in British Columbia, and what that has meant to the women and men who choose to serve the public by providing competent and ethical nursing care. It is a proud history.

Introduction

Introduction

From 1912 to 1934, the Graduate Nurses Association of British Columbia fought hard for the Registered Nurses...More

IN THE BEGINNING

IN THE BEGINNING

To understand why Helen Randal and her colleagues were so concerned about nursing registration in the early 1900s...More

REGISTRATION

The movement for the registration of nurses began in Great Britain and quickly spread to Canada...More

EDUCATION & EXAMINATIONS

EDUCATION & EXAMINATIONS

Few if any education and professional standards existed in the early 1900s...More

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REVIEW

The privilege of a self-regulated profession that Helen Randal and her contemporaries fought so hard...More

QUALITY ASSURANCE

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Quality assurance can mean many things and varies according to industry, profession and even consumer product...More

NURSING STANDARDS

NURSING STANDARDS

The concern that all registered nurses in British Columbia meet established professional and practice standards...More

ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY

Although we tend to think of social awareness and advocacy as something that grew out of the 1960s, nurses have...More

LABOUR RELATIONS

LABOUR RELATIONS

Early nursing was hard work (certainly no different today) and often dangerous. It carried with it the stigma of low wages...More

LEGISLATION

LEGISLATION

The battle for the regulation of the nursing profession in British Columbia has been fought on two fronts...More