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New learning resource

We are pleased to mark the important milestone of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with the release of our Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-racism Practice Standard Companion Guide.

This guide was created to help nurses and midwives understand and apply BCCNM's Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, and Anti-racism practice standard. It incorporates Indigenous experiences to help nurses and midwives learn about culturally unsafe care and reflect on their own practice.

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Message from Cynthia Johansen, BCCNM Registrar & CEO

To the midwives, nurses, and nurse practitioners of B.C.,

It is almost two and a half years since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a public health emergency. It's difficult for me to remember what life was like before this, to be honest. We are, of course, much better equipped than we were in March 2020; we have effective vaccines, treatments, and a much deeper understanding of this disease. But we certainly aren't out of the woods.

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Notice of election

The 2022 BCCNM election is being held this fall. The election is to fill two registrant board member vacancies. The deadline for candidate nominations is Oct. 3.



Review of our complaints process

In March 2022, BCCNM issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to review BCCNM's complaints process to reflect the principles of cultural safety, cultural humility, and anti-racism. We are pleased to report we have engaged an organization and they have begun the review.

The review will seek to build consultative and collaborative relationships to develop an Indigenous patient feedback process that fosters trust and healing. The values of the “Four Rs"—respect, relevance, reciprocity, and responsibility—will guide the approach to an effective and restorative grievance practice.

BCCNM will share the results of the review and next steps in early 2023.

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Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates

BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.




Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 30.  





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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​