The Benefits of a Single Nursing Regulator for BC Nurses
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. (CLPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. (CRPNBC) are working with government to co-create a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges.
Currently, having three colleges means nurses in B.C. may be subject to different regulatory requirements, including quality assurance, registration and standards of practice. A new college will be able to make the regulatory process simpler by setting consistent standards for nurses across the province while respecting the differences between nursing disciplines.
The creation of a single nursing regulator also strengthens our three colleges’ commitment to accessibility, and ensures that nursing regulation in British Columbia is collaborative and cohesive, and supports nurses to deliver the best care possible.