- June 9, 2014
The 2013/2014 annual report is now available and can be viewed at the following link: 2013/2014 CRPNBC Annual Report (pdf)
- June 1, 2014
On May 12, in celebration of National Nursing Week, a group of 20 nurses from the 4 nursing professions (RPNs, RNs, LPNs and NPs) met with Ministry of Health officials, including Minister Lake. The CRPNBC was not involved in this meeting and any RPN in attendance attended in their personal capacity, but summary notes of the meeting can be found here.
- May 23, 2014
Many thanks to all the presenters and attendees who participated in the 2014 Education Day, ”Trauma-It Affects Us All” .
For those who could not attend , we are happy to provide you with the Power Point Presentations of the plenary speakers. See links below.
- Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice (ppt)
- The Role of Secondary Trauma Stress on Suicidal Ideation and the Acquired Capability for Suicide as an Explanation for the Occupational Risk for Suicide among Mental Heath Nurses (ppt)
- Risk Factors and Coping (pdf)
- My Boss is a Bully!!! (or is she just doing her job?) (ppt)
- Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Healthcare Professionals (pdf)
- May 12, 2014
CRPNBC has published additional Limits and Conditions that apply to RPN practice. Limits and Conditions are restrictions related to a specific nursing activity. The four new publications relate to the following activities:
- Administering Substances
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Oxygen and Humidified Air
- Wound Care
All RPNs are required to know and follow the standards, limits and conditions set by CRPNBC. Click here to view the limits and conditions.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a subscription. Please note that accounts are set up and processed monthly in one batch.
- December 5, 2013
The CRPNBC Board of Directors has approved a new three year strategic plan for the College.
Click here to view.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
¹ CLPNBC (2013). Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (page 3).
- 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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