NOTICES

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

  • Service Interruptions – August 24 to September 4

    August 9, 2018

    In order to migrate data from CRPNBC to BCCNP, our IT systems will be down from close of business on August 24 to close of business on September 4, 2018. During this time, we will not be accepting online applications for registration or status changes:

    • New applicants will not be able to submit an Initial application or First Registration application
    • Registrants and former registrants will not be able to submit applications to change their registration status

    Any applications started before the closure date but not submitted will be lost and you will need to start again when the BCCNP system is up and running.

    Office Closure

    The CRPNBC office will be permanently closed to walk-ins beginning Monday, August 27, 2018. During the week of August 27th, we will continue to be available by phone or email and provide the following essential services, although there may be some delay in processing requests:

    • Access to the online public register for nurse verification
    • Emergency registration
    • Acceptance of complaints
    • Practice consultation

    More information will be posted here as it becomes available.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

  • Change in professional liability protection provider

    August 9, 2018

    CRPNBC is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS). Effective November 1, 2018, all practising CRPNBC registrants, including Interim registrants and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses, will be eligible for CNPS’s comprehensive professional liability protection and risk management services. To support this transition, CRPNBC will subsidize the full cost of CNPS protection for all RPN registrants until February 1, 2020Read more….

  • Departure of CRPNBC Registrar and Deputy Registrar

    August 7, 2018

    The CRPNBC Board of Directors regrets to announce that when the CRPNBC comes to an end on September 3, 2018, Kyong-ae Kim, CEO/Registrar, and Fiona Ramsay, Director of Operations/Deputy Registrar, will not be continuing with us to be part of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). We acknowledge and recognize their outstanding service and contributions to the CRPNBC over many years. We also thank them for their hard work, diligence, vision and commitment in the formation of BCCNP. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

  • Request for Proposal – Language Proficiency for Nursing Practice

    July 30, 2018

    The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) on behalf of the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative (CNRC) is seeking a subject matter expert to complete an environmental scan of the fluency requirements appropriate for safe nursing practice in Canada. Information about the Request for Proposal can be found here.

  • Minister of Health Announces First Board for BC College of Nursing Professionals

    July 26, 2018

    The Minister of Health announced on July 26, 2018 the members of the first board of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). In alignment with the college’s proposed bylaws, there are an equal number of registrant members and public members. In addition, there are an equal number of designated seats on the board for each of the four nursing designations, to ensure that board decisions benefit from the perspectives of all nursing professions. There is also a valuable mix of experienced college board members and new board members that will bring a fresh perspective to the board table. Click here for the full list.

  • What you need to know: BC College of Nursing Professionals

    July 17, 2018

    The official launch of our new nursing college is just a few weeks away: On Sept. 4, 2018, a new organization will be created to regulate all nursing professionals in BC. Click here for important information about what’s changing, what’s not, and how it will impact you, including the planned system outage.

  • Boards of three nursing colleges announce BCCNP’s first CEO

    July 13, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that the boards of B.C.’s three nursing regulators have this week appointed Cynthia Johansen to serve as the first CEO of the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Cynthia currently serves as the Registrar/CEO of the College of Registered Nurses of B.C.

    Read more…

  • CRPNBC Annual Report 2017/2018

    July 11, 2018

    CRPNBC has released its latest annual report which can be found here.

  • Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Moving to January

    June 28, 2018

    The next CCP cycle will be from January 1st to February 28th, 2019. As this will coincide with registration, you will need to complete your CCP before you can register. More information will be forthcoming from BCCNP nearer to the time. Information on the Continuing Competence Program can be found on our website.

    Questions? Contact Dave Bhauruth, Policy Consultant, [email protected]

  • Update to the Documentation Practice Standard –Safety Event Reports

    June 28, 2018

    The Documentation practice standard has had a minor update to remove part of the statement in Applying the Principles, item (m) on “safety events”. This change allows more flexibility for worksites; if you have questions related to safety event reporting in your worksite, contact your manager or leader. Please review the practice standard.

    Questions about the practice standard can be directed to Collin Forbes, Policy & Practice Consultant, [email protected]

 

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