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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.​

 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. 


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


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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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



Introduction to Embodying Your Practice<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online8/10/2021 7:00:00 PM12/31/2021 8:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​This on-demand course is divided into four modules which are typically completed over four weeks.<br></p><p>This self-paced course is not salary reimbursed.<br></p> to Embodying Your Practice
Skill Lab: How to Read & Interpret Collective Agreement<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online9/28/2021 7:00:00 PM9/28/2021 8:00:00 PMProvincial Events<p>​Skills Lab Online Series<br></p><p>1200 - 1300<br></p><p><em>Pre-requisite: </em>Complete the <a href="">How to Read a Collective Agreement module</a><span lang="EN-US"> </span>in the Steward Resource Toolkit <br></p> Lab: How to Read & Interpret Collective Agreement
Pension Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/virtual-workshop_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online9/28/2021 8:30:00 PM9/28/2021 10:30:00 PMProvincial Events<p>​1330 - 1530<br></p> Workshop

 Latest News



BC Nurses' Union Congratulates Liberals on Election Win9/21/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Minority government means cooperation and partnership are needed to address health-care priorities<br></p> Nurses' Union Congratulates Liberals on Election Win
Important Update9/20/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Notice regarding BCNU President<br></p> Update
BCNU Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Province's Worsening Nurse Shortage9/20/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Union says COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious impact on nurses' wellbeing while staffing crisis deepens <br></p> Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Province's Worsening Nurse Shortage

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