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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We're over 43,000 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.​

 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 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


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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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



Communicating: Essential Skills (FULL)<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/education-for-members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby6/27/2017 4:00:00 PM6/30/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events Essential Skills (FULL)
PR Process Foundations (CLOSED)<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/llr-logo.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby7/26/2017 4:00:00 PM7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events Process Foundations (CLOSED)
BCNU Campaign Bus<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/bcnu-campaign-tour-bus-3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pacific National Exhibition8/24/2017 6:00:00 PM8/28/2017 5:00:00 AMProvincial Events Campaign Bus

 Latest News



BC Nurses’ Union Calls for More Treatment Options as Province-wide Opioid Overdose Deaths Soar6/6/2017 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Front-line workers demand government provide more treatment programs as crisis shows no signs of slowing down</p> Nurses’ Union Calls for More Treatment Options as Province-wide Opioid Overdose Deaths Soar
BCNU Elections 2017 Results6/2/2017 7:00:00 AM<p>All candidates have now been confirmed</p> Elections 2017 Results
BCNU Regional Elections Underway5/23/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Elections for regional executive positions go ahead despite recent change to provincial ballot</p> Regional Elections Underway

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