Collaboration is one of the guiding principles in our approach to regulating in the public interest. When I hear others talk about being collaborative, I always think of a bunch of jigsaw puzzle pieces popping into place to depict a picture of success — each piece contributing to the end result.

Here are a few examples of the touch points the College has with its many partners and stakeholders. I am thrilled that our organization is connecting and collaborating with so many leaders in nursing, regulation and health care. With every relationship and collaborative effort, we benefit from the experience and wisdom of our nursing colleagues. Together, we are creating the picture of success.

Association—Union—College Relations

The College is working with leaders from ARNBC, BCNU and other nursing organizations to identify and collaborate on issues of joint interest and concern, such as nursing policy and practice questions.

Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR)

The College is a member of the CCRNR Board, which identifies and coordinates collaborative efforts among RN and NP regulators. Current projects include:

  • developing a national approach to changes to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
  • the implementation of a new RN examination (RN NCLEX), and
  • the creation of a proposed nurse practitioner practice analysis project.

International Memorandum of Understanding

RN regulators in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Ontario and B.C. signed a memorandum of understanding in May 2011, recognizing the potential benefits from closer collaborative relationships. As a result, we seek each other’s input on cooperative activities, exchanging information about key professional and political policy issues, developing joint regulatory projects and exchanging publications, like professional standards and governance policies.