- Regional Chairs should understand clearly the issues impacting nursing and the health and well-being of those within their respective region.
- Regional Chairs must live in the region they represent so as to speak fully to the issues impacting nursing and the health and well-being of that population.
- The Regional Chair will be the point of contact between the BCCNA and members of each Regional Network, and provide support in facilitating and guiding the initiatives of each Regional Network.
- Regional Chairs are expected to be engaged and support the goals of the program and encourage members to be participate in the work and engagement activities of BCCNA.
- Regional Chairs must subscribe to the mission, vision and values of the BCCNA.
- Regional Chairs must be aware of BCCNA and member association positions and be able to articulate them. BCCNA does not expect that Chairs will agree with all of the positions taken by the Coalition and/or member associations. In fact, the Coalition encourages robust discussion and oposing points of view.
- Regional Chairs must agree to have their name, email address and region published on the BCCNA website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn More About the Role of Regional Network ChairsRegional Network Chair is an excellent opportunity for professional development.
The role of Regional Chair will enhance leadership skills, group facilitation, problem identification and solving and networking skills. In addition, being a Regional Chair provides an opportunity to become actively engaged with the BCCNA and member associations.
BCCNA welcomes interest and participation from all B.C. nurses including current, retired, or student Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Licenced Practical Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses.
- What are the responsibilities of the Regional Chair?
- Is Regional Chair a paid position?
- Can a Regional Chair be a member of the BCCNA Board?
- Can a Regional Chair and/or network members also participate in speciality groups?
- How many members are in a Regional Network?
- Who can be a member of a Regional Network?
- What happens if a Regional Chair or network member is asked to address the media or public?
- Is there funding available for Regional Networks?
- What are the expectations for ongoing communication between Regional Chairs and BCCNA?
- What is the time commitment for Regional Chairs?
- How will BCCNA support Regional Network Chairs?