About us

Why Join?

Why Join?

View our Membership Options, Benefits and Rates here.

National Board

National Board

Meet our Board Members.

A National Voice

A National Voice

Find out about BACCN Position Statements here.

BACCN Worldwide

BACCN Worldwide

Find out more about BACCN's international reach.

Your Professional Development

Your Professional Development

Find out how BACCN supports the professional development of the critical care nursing community.
Learn more about our CPD Accreditation Scheme.

FAQs

FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions.

The British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) is one of the leading non-profit organisations in critical care nursing.

BACCN was established in 1985 and has grown and developed through the hard work and dedication of its members, regional committees and National Board. 

The BACCN regions span Great Britain and Northern Ireland, providing one of the largest and most influential professional organisations within critical care.

Our Mission

BACCN is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of nursing in critical care. Our Mission is to:

  • provide a National voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing
  • promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient
  • provide wide ranging benefits and opportunities to BACCN members

In order to do this, the following strategic goals frame our work:

Strategic Goals

  • collaborate with members through the National and Regional Boards
  • collaborate with patient and relative representatives, health care providers, industry, other professional organisations and policy makers to influence the future development of critical care nursing
  • promote, support and create evidence based practice to deliver safe, quality care
  • produce a bi-monthly contemporary journal ‘Nursing in Critical Care’ to reflect the diverse needs of critical care nursing
  • contribute to, develop and publish critical care nursing standards to promote safe, quality a care
  • support members through research and development scholarships
  • support Continuous Professional Development through National and regional activities
  • organise and deliver an annual high quality conference
  • be a platform to discuss critical care nursing and provide a supportive network
  • provide social networks to support communication and engagement strategies