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Why should YOU join GNABC?
The Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia is a professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its members by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which nurses and other healthcare providers that care for the older adult can provide accessible, efficient and effective healthcare that meets the highest professional standards of practice.
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At present there are 10 chapters throughout the province. If there is one in your neighbourhood we urge you to drop into a meeting for networking and education. What better way to maintain your competence than to get research based educational updates on a regular basis.
If there isn’t a chapter close to you, start meeting with five like-minded people in your area and form a new chapter. The provincial executive will be pleased to help.
There are other benefits for members, as well as education. As a member of GNABC you are also a member of CGNA, with added benefits. Check out the list below and then, Come Join Us! It’s easy with our new online membership application.
Benefits of Membership:
¨ Educational Certificates for Continuing Competence
¨ Educational development for Certification groups
¨ Network at local meetings
¨ Education Awards
¨ Political Advocacy
¨ Annual provincial Educational Conference & AGM
¨ Reduced CGNA rates for Biennial Educational Conference & AGM
¨ Research Grants from CGNA
There are four levels of membership in GNABC:
Full Membership: all practicing and non-practicing members of the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC).
Student Membership: practicing and non-practicing members of CRNBC, CLPNBC, and RPNBC, who are enrolled in educational institutions. They will be voting members and they will pay 50% of the annual dues but do not have the right to hold office.
Affiliate Membership: consists of other persons and groups who have an interest in the health care of the older adult. They will be non-voting members and pay 50% of annual dues but do not have the right to hold office.
Honourary Lifetime Membership: may be conferred on persons recognized by GNABC for their contribution to the field of Gerontology. They will be voting members of GNABC but will pay no dues.
Membership dues are payable at the start of the fiscal year which runs from April 1st to March 31st. If dues are not paid within 3 months of year end (June 30) the membership will lapse.
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 dues:
$65 for RN’s, RPN’s and LPN’s
$32.50 for Students and Affiliates