British Columbia Chapter

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Latest News

Save the Date for the Spring Roundtable
April 18 at 11:30-1:30pm PST

Deadline: EXTENDED to March 3, 2024 at 4:00 ET

The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) is now accepting abstract submissions for the Canadian Critical Care Nursing Conference 2024, the premier Canadian national critical care nursing conference to be held at the

  • Delta Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan from 
  • September 23 to 25, 2024. 

CNA Certification

Is this the year you either get certified or are due to renew your certification in Critical Care Nursing?

You don’t need to be certified to be a CACCN member, but joining CACCN can offer you some resources to support you in getting certified. This includes both study resources and financial support. Getting ready:

Visit the CNA Certification web pages. Here you can learn more about the benefits of certification, how to apply, what the exam will be like, how you can maintain your certifiction going forward. They can also point you to additional resources to help you prepare. 

Pay close attention to the Exam Competencies and Blueprints, as well as the bibliography. The competencies and blueprint will outline what the exam will test for and the bibliography will offer some recommended study textbooks to prepare from.

CACCN offers both study resources as well as financial support in the form of a bursary. BC chapter members can also benefit from an additional bursary. Email  to learn more.

Explore the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nurses, now open source. Discover how Canadian critical care nurses are advancing nursing science. Don’t miss out on this valuable resource for insights and innovation in healthcare.

Want to Speak for Us?

We are Planning our next event and are looking for speakers. Are you a critical care nurse? Do you have a great idea, or are working on a project? Do you want to share your story with other critical care nurses? Let us know!

World Congress is coming to Vancouver in 2025!

British Columbia CHapter

Set between the province of Alberta and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is Canada’s most westerly province. BC entered the confederation in 1871, Victoria is our capital city and we have a population of approximately 4 million people.   There is a rich first nation’s art and history to discover. Vancouver, although not our capital is a multicultural, cosmopolitan city with something for everyone.

Chapter Executive

President & CCBC Rep –  Sybil Hoiss (until April 2024)
Critical Care BC – Lead for Clinical Initiatives and Innovation – PHSA

VCH Rep – Allana LeBlanc (until April 2024)
CNS Vancouver General Hospital ICU & HAU – Vancouver Coastal Health

FHA Rep  – Sharon Hickin (until April 2024)
CNS Fraser Health Critical Care Network – Fraser Health Authority

PHC Rep & Website – Vini Bains (Until April 2024)
CNS Critical Care –
Providence Health Care

Members at Large – 

Simmie Kalan, Director, Clinical Education – PHSA


Upcoming Events


CACCN is a national association of nurses dedicated to the advancement and innovation of clinical practice, research, and leadership in critical care. 

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