NOTICES

  • New Standards, Limits and Conditions for RPN Practice

    April 5, 2014

    CRPNBC has published new standards, limits and conditions that apply to RPN practice – they can all be found in the new section on this website called “Nursing Standards”. The two new standards are Acting Without an Order and Acting With an Order, which set out the levels of performance RPNs must meet when acting either with or without an order from another health professional. Limits and conditions are restrictions related to a specific nursing activity. All RPNs are required to know and follow the standards, limits and conditions set by CRPNBC. Click here to view the limits and conditions.

  • SUBSCRIBE TO NURSEONE.ca

    April 2, 2014

    CRPNBC registrants can now obtain a 12-month subscription to NurseONE.ca for an annual rate of $25.00 plus tax. NurseONE.ca provides access to a range of online resources, including Canada’s most extensive library designed specifically for nurses. For more information, view the NurseONE.ca brochure here.  At the end of the calendar year, we will review whether to continue this arrangement with NurseONE.ca, but your subscription will continue for a full year from the start date. Email vfisher@cna-aiic.ca to request a subscription. Please note that accounts are set up and processed monthly in one batch.

  • Education Day & Annual General Meeting

    February 13, 2014

    CRPNBC 2014 EDUCATION DAY
    May 9th, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
    View the Education Day poster.

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
    May 8th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam, BC
    For more information and to register, please click here.

  • NEW 3 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN APPROVED

    December 5, 2013

    The CRPNBC Board of Directors has approved a new three year strategic plan for the College.
    Click here to view.

  • TWO FEDERAL FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS AFFECTING RPNS

    November 18, 2013

    The federal government has announced the funding for two credential recognition projects that involve RPNs: the RPNC’s Mobility and Assessment of Canadian and Internationally Educated Psychiatric Nurses, and the National Nursing Assessment Service project, which will provide a single entry point for any international nurse applying to Canada. For the press release about the RPNC project, click here. For the press release about the NNAS project, click here.

  • DISPENSING MEDICATIONS and PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY PRACTICE STANDARDS

    October 8, 2013

    CRPNBC has published two new practice standards:
    Dispensing Medication – In order to support inter-collaborative practice, this practice standard was created in conjunction with CRNBC and CLPNBC. Each organization is publishing similar practice standards this fall. In order to allow registrants and employers time to prepare for this standard and develop supports for safe practice, it will come into effect on June 27th, 2014.
    Privacy and Confidentiality – This practice standard comes into effect November 1, 2013.

  • PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: OUR PURPOSE, YOUR SAFETY

    September 17, 2013

    CRPNBC is participating in a campaign by over 20 health regulators to raise public awareness of the role Colleges play in patient and client safety, which professions are regulated, why it’s important to choose a regulated health provider, and what can be done if clients have concerns about the care they receive. The theme of the campaign is “Our Purpose, Your Safety.” The campaign includes: a website (www.bchealthregulators.ca), province wide bus shelters, closed captioning television, posters, and select print media.

  • RPN SUPERVISION OF LPNs

    June 26, 2013

    We have received a number of queries about whether RPNs can continue to supervise LPNs.In response we confirm that RPNs can continue to supervise LPNs. While the existing LPN Regulation states that an LPN must work under the supervision of an RN, both CRPNBC and CLPNBC¹ agree that supervisory relationships between RPNs and LPNs currently exist. Both RPNs and LPNs are waiting for updated Regulations to be proclaimed. In the meantime supervisory relationships that RPNs have with LPNs should continue pending further information about regulatory changes.If you would like further clarification or assistance please email Fiona Ramsay at framsay@crpnbc.ca.
    ¹ CLPNBC (2013). Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (page 3).

  • EDUCATION DAY PRESENTATIONS

    June 7, 2013

    For those registrants who were unable to attend Education Day in Kelowna, we are pleased to provide links to the four power point presentations. They are:

    1. Scope of Practice Update
    2. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Comprehensive Service Demonstration
    3. Professionalism & Social Media
    4. The Mental Health Act – A Guide for RPN’s
  • NEW PRACTICE STANDARDS (June 2013)

    June 1, 2013

    CRPNBC has published new Practice Standards for specific aspects of practice: Appropriate Use of Title, Consent, Documentation and Medication Administration. The former Standards for Registered Psychiatric Nurses has been renamed to Professional Standards for Psychiatric Nursing as the overarching standards for the profession. For the complete standards, click here

  • DIETICIANS’ AUTHORITY TO RECOMMEND VITAMINS AND MINERALS FOR THERAPEUTIC DIETS

    April 2, 2013

    When recommended by a dietician as part of a therapeutic diet, pharmacists may release Schedule III and unscheduled drugs and nurses may administer them. Click here for the full joint statement issued by the Colleges of Dieticians, LPNs, Pharmacists, RNs and RPNs.

  • NEW SHARED PRACTICE STANDARD ON BOUNDARIES IN THE NURSE-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    December 20, 2012

    In collaboration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. and the College of Registered Nurses of B.C., we are pleased to announce the publication of our first shared Practice Standard, Boundaries in the Nurse-Client Relationship. This joint Practice Standard is evidence of the shared values of nurses from all professional designations. Click here for the document.

  • MINISTRY PROPOSES NEW REGULATIONS AFFECTING RPN PRACTICE

    October 22, 2012

    The Ministry of Health has proposed a new Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation to define the RPN scope of practice and the restricted activities RPNs may perform. The proposed Regulation can be found here.
    The Ministry is also proposing the following regulation changes under the Health Professions Act to implement the shared scope of practice/restricted activities regulatory model for the three nursing professions:
        – Repeal and replacement of the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation
        – Consequential amendments to the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation.
    The proposed regulation for the LPNs can be found here.
    The proposed amendments to the regulation for the RNs and NPs can be found here.
    A table comparing the proposed regulations for the three nursing professions can be found here.
    The CRPNBC submissions commenting on the proposed Regulation can be found here.

 

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