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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We're over 47,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care 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 Chair; for larger regions, there's also a Co-Chair. You elect your Regional Chair (and Co-Chair) 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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Aborginal Leadership Circle

The Aboriginal 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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus works to challenege homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

Professional Responsibility Process Foundations<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent St, Burnaby3/7/2018 5:00:00 PM3/8/2018 1:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/prpf-030720180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FProfessional Responsibility Process Foundations
Personal Resilience Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent St, Burnaby, BC3/9/2018 8:00:00 AM3/9/2018 8:00:00 AMProvincial Events<a class="ms-rteElement-button">​RIVA, Simon Fraser, Central Vancouver, Vancouver Metro, South Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley, Shaughnessy Heights<br></a>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/personal-resilience-workshop-030920180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPersonal Resilience Workshop
Steward Essentials<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby3/13/2018 4:00:00 PM3/15/2018 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/steward-essential-13-140320180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSteward Essentials

 Latest News

 

 

BCNU Welcomes Budget 2018's Commitments to Indigenous People's Priorities2/23/2018 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​BCNU is very pleased to see strong investments are being made for Indigenous reconciliation and First Nations language revitalization in the NDP's 2018 provincial budget. <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/bcnu-welcomes-budget-2018s-commitments-to-indigenous-peoples-priorities0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Welcomes Budget 2018's Commitments to Indigenous People's Priorities
International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day Aims to Raise Awareness About Preventing RSI2/23/2018 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and epicondylitis can disable members from working <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/international-repetitive-strain-injury-awareness-day-aims-to-raise-awareness-about-preventing-rsi0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AInternational Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day Aims to Raise Awareness About Preventing RSI
Kindness Starts Here: Make the Pink Shirt Promise to End Bullying2/23/2018 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​February 28 is Pink Shirt Day, an opportunity for BCNU members to join other Canadians in raising awareness and taking action to end bullying and harassment. Pink Shirt Day was started by two Nova Scotia students who organized a protest to support a Grade 9 boy who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Learn more at <a href="http://pinkshirtday.ca/" target="_blank">Pink Shirt Day</a><br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/kindness-starts-here-make-the-pink-shirt-promise-to-end-bullying0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AKindness Starts Here: Make the Pink Shirt Promise to End Bullying

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