NOTICES

This page has Notices from the last 2 months.  For all current Notices, click here.

  • Bylaw Changes for Employed Student Registrants

    January 11, 2016

    CRPNBC Bylaws now permit the registration of Employed Student Registrants.  This means that health authorities may now hire psychiatric nursing students as Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses (ESPNs) if they wish.  CRPNBC is working on an online registration process for ESPNs, which will be available around mid-February.  Click here for the Bylaws and see Part IV, section  45. 

    Other changes to the Bylaws provide that:  anyone applying for registration must be competent to practice and have English language proficiency; and the Registration Committee may consider substantial equivalency in knowledge, skills and abilities.  See section 41 of the Bylaws.

  • New and Revised Practice Standards

    January 11, 2016

    With the changes to the Bylaws permitting Employed Student Registrants, CRPNBC has published a new practice standard, Employed Student Registrants.  The practice standard Appropriate Use of Title has also been amended.  See also the practice standard Regulatory Supervision of Psychiatric Nursing Student Activities.  Click here for these standards.

  • New Regulations for BC Nurses!

    December 14, 2015

    On December 3, 2015, the government brought into effect revised nursing regulations for BC nurses – a much awaited and welcome event!  The new regulations define and clarify the scopes of practice and restricted activities for each nursing group, including RPNs.  Click here for a joint announcement from the three BC nursing regulators providing more information.

    Although a new regulation for RPNs is now in effect, the existing RPN scope of practice continues until CRPNBC has communicated any changes.  This will be done initially in a Scope of Practice document that CRPNBC plans to publish in the new year after the end of January.

  • Registration Renewal Starts January 4

    December 14, 2015

    Registration for the current year expires on February 29, 2016. The renewal process will open on January 4, 2016, after which registration may be renewed through My Record. Detailed instructions will be emailed to all registrants in late December.

  • One Nursing Regulator in BC?

    December 14, 2015

    CRPNBC continues to explore opportunities for collaboration with CRNBC and CLPNBC.  The 3 colleges have retained WMC consultancy to do a preliminary business case study that explores the formation of one nursing regulator in BC, while retaining each nursing discipline.  The purpose is to obtain more information to determine if one nursing regulator makes financial and regulatory sense.  The report, expected to be completed in early 2016, will serve as a starting point for more discussions.  If we go further down this road, CRPNBC is committed to consulting stakeholders and providing timely updates.

 

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