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: Ling's sister is being discharged from hospital and will need nursing care at home. Ling, an RN, knows her family will want her to be involved in her care. But would it be the best approach for everyone involved?
Justin has worked with Kelsey for the first time in a few months, and he’s worried about the changes he sees in his colleague. Her behaviour makes him concerned for patient safety.
Call for Subject Matter Expertsnew!June 5, 2018
Draft bylaws for new nursing college: available for reviewnew!May 16, 2018
New provincial nursing regulator gets official namenew!May 10, 2018
Career opportunities at CRNBC new! April 30, 2018
Job alert: NCAS Item Writing Facilitator updated! April 20, 2018
2017 tax receipts now available Jan. 8, 2018
Notice of suspension: Euphemia Guttinnew!
May 23, 2018
Notice of suspension: Victoria Webernew!
May 23, 2018
Notice of suspension: Sandra Murphynew!
May 15, 2018
Notice of cancellation: Gary DromarskyMarch 28, 2018
Public advisory: Donna M. WalshFeb. 21, 2018
Converted to non-practising: Khristoffer Caranoo Jan. 23, 2018
Orders of the Discipline Committee:
Laurie Tinkham Jan. 12, 2018
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
2017-18 Annual Report now available
new! June 11, 2018
2018 election postponed
new! April 19, 2018
Notice of 2018 annual general meeting Mar. 19, 2018
Call for late resolutionsFeb. 14, 2018
QA committee seeks public members Nov. 16, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Thom's helped out at the youth center before, but being the only nurse at the outdoor program is different; he’s never done anything like this, and wonders if he’s ready.
What does Thom need to consider before accepting the job?
What is the difference between a client-specific order and a Registered Nurse Initiated Activity (RNIA)?
order is an instruction or authorization given by a regulated health professional to provide care for a specific client. Registered nurses require orders to carry out activities within Section 7 of the RN Regulation. When nurses carry out activities by acting with orders, they meet the
Standards for Acting with Client-specific Orders.
In contrast, an RNIA is a type of
decision support tool (DST), supporting nurse-initiated activities. DSTs are evidence-based documents that support nurses to provide standardized, consistent and safe patient care when acting within their
autonomous scope of practice.
These tools guide nurses in assessing, diagnosing and treating and/or preventing specific client conditions, illnesses or injuries, within their autonomous scope and individual competence. Other terms for DSTs include:
These tools set the organizational policy and procedure for performing activities, congruent with the standards, limits and conditions established by the CRNBC. When nurses carry out activities following RNIAs, they meet
Standards for Acting with Autonomous Scope of Practice, including assuming sole accountability and responsibility for their decisions and actions.