Advocating for and promoting the profession of psychiatric nursing as providers of holistic care with specialized focus in mental health.

Reminder to sign up or renew your membership for 2016 - see our membership page for details


June 9, 2016

The ARPNBC Board is pleased to host an information meeting for current and future members immediately following the CRPNBC AGM on June 9th at 2pm held at the Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam.  

May 12, 2016

The BC Coalition of Nursing Associates, to which ARPNBC is a member, is proud to report another sucessful "Nurses at the Legislature" day was held May 9, 2016.  Click here to see special messages to nurses from the Members of the Legislative Assembly.

May 9 - 15, 2016

Celebrating National Nurses' Week - click here to read a letter from the Board President regarding Nurses' Week.

May 2 - 8, 2016

Get ready to #GETLOUD for Mental Health Week - click here to read a letter from the Board President regarding Celebrating and Supporting Mental Health Week.  

April 8, 2016

Time is running out for those RPNs who are interested in attending the Legislation Day for Nurses on May 9th.  For more details, please visit the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations website or click on the link - here

March 26, 2016

The ARPNBC Board supports the direction of one nursing regulatory body.  We feel there are numerous benefits for the Nursing Profession and for patients under a one college structure.  A few of the benefits are listed below:

 - consistency across practice standards and guidelines;

 - improved intraprofessional collaboration within the nursing community;

 - the opportunity to clarify, better coordinate and manage shared scopes of practice issues and                  areas, of overlapping practice amongst the nursing designations;

 - shared services and infrastructure which result in cost savings both fiscally and with human relations;

 - consistent regulation and oversight of the profession through a single set of committees for                    education review, quality assurance, registration, inquiry and discipline; and

 - consistent development, implementation and communication around scopes and standards.

ARPNBC is committed to supporting this initiative.
Click here to review the report commissioned by the Nursing Regulators to review the business case which supports this initiative.

March 18, 2016

Effective today, the new Registered Psychiatric Nurses Regulations come into effect.  For more information, visit CRPNBC's website - click here

December 1, 2015

The Gerontology Nurses Association is pleased to announce their upcoming AGM & conference on April 7 - 8, 2016.  Click here for more details.

There is a Call for Abstractions for the upcoming conference - for more information and guideline instructions click here

November 2, 2015

The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations is please to announce the endorsement of the Terms of Reference for the Coalition - click here to read the open letter to all nurses of British Columbia.

To find out more information on the BC Coalition of Nursing Associations - click here

October 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce a newly formed executive following the AGM on Oct. 2, 2015.  Stay tuned to future strategic initiatives from your executive team.



Jacqollyne Keath

Vice President:

Tess Kroeker


Mary Ann Machado


Winsome Hare


  • Karineh Farahmand Dehghanpour
  • Lacey Marshall



Upcoming  Events

Local Mental Health Events:

Vancouver Area


June 9, 2016

Mental Health Week:

May 2 - 8, 2016

CNA Nurses' Week:

May 9 - 12, 2016

Click here to download our pamphlet

Media Releases

September 22, 2015

*Ministry Letter to Coalition of Nurses

September 15, 2015

*AGM Announcement

June 17, 2015

*Coalition Forum Invite

May 8, 2015

*BCCNA Support letter to ARNBC

May 6 - 10, 2015

*Nurses' Week Celebration

May 6, 2015

*Association Formation