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Professional Associations

The following links are professional associations involved with the accreditation and/or certification of programs, graduates within the fields of nursing and alternative nursing program options.


Nurse and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia

Nurse and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC) is the professional body representing all nursing professions in British Columbia. NNPBC acts on behalf of nursing in order to advance the profession and influence health and social policy. 

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Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

CASN/ACESI  (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing/Association canadienne des √©coles de sciences infirmi√®res) is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada. 


Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nurses' associations and colleges representing {C}139,893 registered nurses and nurse practitioners. CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

Canadian Nurses Student Assoc

Canadian Nurses Student Association

The Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) is the voice of nursing students in Canada. For over thirty years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial and international governments and other nursing and health care organizations.


British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)

The British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) is responsible for the protection of the public through the regulation of licensed practical nurses (LPN), nurse practitioners (NP), registered nurses (RN) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPN). This includes setting standards of practice, assessing education programs and addressing complaints about BCCNP registrants.