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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We represent more than 48,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. We speak up and speak out for safe, quality, public health​ care. We value and respect diversity, and pride ourselves in providing protection, representation and services to all members.​
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 History, Mission and Vision

The BCNU formed in February 1981 after the labour relations division of the Registered Nurses Association of BC (RNABC) broke away and formed a separate, independent union.​ Throughout the 1980s, BCNU won a 22% wage increase, as well as wage parity for nurses working in long-term care. 

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Our Members

By belonging to BCNU, you're part of an active community of skilled health care providers, experienced in fighting to improve working conditions and advocating for patient care.​

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Our Provincial Leadership

BCNU has been a proven leader in the nursing profession and works daily to be the trustworthy and professional representative of nurses in BC, and defenders of public health care.

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Our Regional Leadership

Each BCNU region is led by a Regional Council Member; for larger regions, there may be two representatives. You elect your Regional Council Member every three years in region-wide elections by secret ballot vote.

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 Human Rights and Equity

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We want all members to feel welcome in BCNU. We`re stronger together when everyone feels free to participate and get involved.​

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Indigenous Leadership Circle

The Indigenous Leadership Circle works to help members identify and tackle issues that are unique to Aboriginal people working in health care.

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Men in Nursing

The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes. It promotes more men to enter the profession and to become more active in our union. 

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LGBTQ Caucus

The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus works to challenge homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

Embodying Your Practice<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online10/1/2022 4:00:00 PM4/2/2023 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​This course is delivered in an <strong>asynchronous, self-paced online format</strong>, with optional live (virtual) sessions facilitated by the course guides. Recommended time to complete this on-demand course is between <strong>2 to 4 months</strong>.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2022/eyp-10012022-040120230x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FEmbodying Your Practice
Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online11/29/2022 8:00:00 AM11/29/2022 8:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​0900 - 1700<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2022/johs-committee-training-112920220x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJoint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training
Skill Lab: Difficult Conversations<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online11/29/2022 8:00:00 PM11/29/2022 9:00:00 PMProvincial Events<p></p><p style="font-size:14px;">Skills Lab Online Series<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;">1200 - 1300<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;">No salary replacement<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2022/skill-lab-difficult-conversations-112920220x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSkill Lab: Difficult Conversations

 Latest News

 

 

Nurses at Nanaimo Regional Hospital Warn the Emergency Room is at a Breaking Point11/24/2022 8:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Vancouver Island’s busiest hospital sits overwhelmed and understaffed, creating dangerous and difficult working conditions<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2022/nurses-at-nanaimo-regional-hospital-warn-the-emergency-room-is-at-a-breaking-point0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANurses at Nanaimo Regional Hospital Warn the Emergency Room is at a Breaking Point
BCNU Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Nurses' Dire Working Conditions11/22/2022 8:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Union is calling on government to address the staffing crisis as impacts to patient care is felt across the province <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2022/bcnu-launches-new-television-ad-to-highlight-nurses-dire-working-conditions0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Nurses' Dire Working Conditions
Single Site Order Update11/17/2022 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Government and health employers release timeline for removal of order<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2022/single-site-order-update0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ASingle Site Order Update

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