Nursing Education Council

Administrative History

The Nursing Education Council was established in 1976 to provide a venue for administrators from BC nursing education programs to discuss and communicate concerns related to the administration of these programs and to communicate these concerns to appropriate bodies. The Nursing Education Study was commissioned in the Spring of 1978 (see series 4) to study and make recommendations in regard to provincial nursing care programs.

The Council is composed of representatives from post-secondary nursing institutions offering nursing programs, with representatives from nursing organizations, hospitals, the Ministry and others often attending meetings. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for senior representatives from all nursing education programs to meet to discuss concerns related to the administration of nursing education programs, to communicate these concerns to appropriate bodies, and co-ordinate nursing programs throughout BC to ensure good nursing care is available throughout the province, with suitable courses offered for graduated nurses to upgrade their qualifications. Meetings are held two or three times a year, generally in the Lower Mainland.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of two boxes of records generated by the Nursing Education Council between 1978 and 2005 through their meetings and interactions among themselves and with different levels of government. Records include discussions of issues related to standardizing the education of nurses and the equitable provision of nursing care throughout BC. Committee records include the Task Committee on Competency Based Curriculum, the Task Committee on Mandatory Registration, and the Entry to Practice Steering Committee.

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