Topic outline

  • Background and Purpose

    The Nursing Education Council of British Columbia (NECBC) is a consortium of program leaders representing nursing programs in British Columbia. NECBC was founded in 1978 with the vision of the collective to be recognized for its leadership and advocacy in matters that impact education in registered nursing, psychiatric nursing and licensed practical nursing.

    Our mission is to represent and speak for nursing education in the province and act to promote nursing education that is responsive to the changing needs of society.

    The nursing programs represented by NECBC include graduate programs in nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs; Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing programs; Practical Nursing programs and Health Care Assistant (formerly known as Home Support Worker/Residential Care Attendant) programs.

    The purposes of the Council are to:

    • Establish strategic links with key provincial and national groups and agencies for purposes of influencing policy and planning regarding nursing education.
    • Collaborate with relevant provincial and national groups and agencies for the improvement of nursing practice and nursing education.
    • Monitor and respond to trends and public policy initiatives as they impact nursing education
    • Develop appropriate responses to social trends and public policy initiatives
    • Maintain effective channels of communication and information exchange both within the Council and external to the Council Contact Information
    • Contact Information



      Dean, Faculty of Nursing Langara College: School of Health

      Ph: (604) 323-5615

      Vice Chair:

      Elizabeth Saewyc

      Director & Professor, School of Nursing University of British Columbia

      Ph: (604) 822-7747