CRNBC's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.
By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.
Case study: It's a Saturday night in emerg when a man arrives wanting a medication order filled. He's not a client and tells Selena, an experienced critical care nurse, that he doesn't want an assessment.
Take a look at this popular case study about an RN working at a summer camp. This nurse takes action after a child is stung by a bee.
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She's also had long discussions with parents who are considering whether or not to immunize their child. How should she be answering these questions?
Are pelvic exams and Pap smears part of CRNBC-certified practice?
No. Carrying out pelvic exams and/or Pap smears are within the scope for practice for all RNs. CRNBC-certified practice nurses may carry out these activities as part of an assessment.
If you’re carrying out these activities, you’ll need to meet the Standards for Acting without An Order (p. 13). This includes making sure you have the necessary competencies, and following the DSTs established by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) (p. 21).