We're always accepting applications. To complement our existing members, more nurses, midwives and members of the public are needed.
The college exists to protect the public, ensuring that British Columbians can have unshakeable confidence in nurses and midwives.
Our committees, where members of the public and college registrants make collaborative decisions that impact nursing and midwifery care, are critically important to this work.
Every British Columbian has a right to receive safe, ethical care from their nurse or midwife, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, and age.
To better understand the needs and diversity of British Columbians accessing nursing or midwifery care, we recognize the importance of having different voices and perspectives on our committees. The decision-making is enriched by committee members with diverse life experience. We are always accepting applications via our expressions of interest form from members of the public or nurses and midwives interested in joining our committees.
We especially encourage applications from Indigenous people; members from racialized and marginalized groups; individuals identifying as 2SLGBTQIA+; and individuals with lived experience of physical, cognitive or mental health conditions, or their caregivers.
We accept applications throughout the year, although mid-year appointments are only made if vacancies arise. Our annual recruitment process runs from midsummer to September. Applications received during this period are considered for terms beginning in February the following year. If you would like to be considered, please apply by completing our expression of interest form.
If you have read through this information but are uncertain as to whether you should apply, we would encourage you to submit an expression of interest. BCCNM is actively seeking to minimize barriers to participation: we are willing to support and train individuals who demonstrate an earnest, legitimate, and ongoing commitment to acquire the experience and knowledge necessary to make them effective committee members.
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British Columbian’s nurses and midwives provide health care services that impact every stage of our lives: we trust them to care for us and our families when we are at our most vulnerable.
Joining a committee can provide you with personal and professional benefits that include opportunities to:
As BCCNM’s governing body, the board is responsible for the direction, leadership, and strategy of the college.
The work of the board is supported by various committees: “regulatory committees” that oversee the core regulatory functions of the college, such as discipline or professional practice and standards; and “board support committees” that assist the board with specific aspects of its oversight responsibilities.
A “committee composition matrix” document is posted for each
committee. These documents provide an overview of the experience, competencies and attributes needed for membership.
Joining a BCCNM committee can provide you with personal and professional benefits that include the opportunity to:
Yes! Your role will give you access to
valuable professional development, including the opportunity to:
This depends on the
committee. However, committee work requires time for preparation and learning activities as well as time spent in meetings.
In general, terms range from one to three years. The college considers the needs of the committee and the interest of candidates for appointment when determining an appropriate length of term. A person can serve on a committee for up to six consecutive years. It is also important to note that the college manages appointments so that committees have a mix of experienced and newer members.
The meeting formats vary and, depending on the nature of the committee work, committee members may be able to join meetings via tele or video conference. For in person meetings, travel costs are covered.
The college recognizes the time that members spend on committee work. In line with college policy, there is an hourly rate for preparation/meeting time and specific expenses (e.g., travel costs for in person meetings) are covered.