Bylaw Changes for Employed Student Registrants
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.