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?
Registration renewal is now open. Complete the online renewal process by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28.
One Nurse Regulator: Expression of Interest new!Feb. 6, 2017
One nursing regulator survey results Jan. 30, 2017
BC’s opioid overdose crisis and nurses: Is my licence at risk?
Jan. 10, 2017
Call for late resolutions new! Feb. 23, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendments: NP provisional registration new! Feb. 20, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Notice: Laurie Tinkham not authorized to practise in B.C.new!Feb. 10, 2017
Former registrant David Stallcup faces criminal charges new!Feb. 6, 2017
Notice of suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
Learn about what's new for 2017-18 registration renewal
The deadline to renew is Feb. 28, 2017.
Only nurses who hold practising registration can work or volunteer as a nurse. It is illegal to practise nursing without current registration.
Knowing she'll be away for the next two weeks, Wendy's concerned about follow-up for Jack. It will be hard for another nurse to assess whether the sores have deteriorated or improved without having previously seen them.
Wendy decides to take a picture of the sores with her personal phone and text it to the nurses caring for Jack in her absence. Is that OK?
What are my responsibilities if I am providing regulatory supervision and the student does something that causes harm?
Your first responsibility is ensuring client safety. Take the necessary actions to manage client outcomes and get assistance as needed.
As the RN providing regulatory supervision, you’re accountable for using your professional judgement when deciding to authorize student activities. This includes minimizing risks to the client by planning for situations you can reasonably expect might occur. You’re not accountable for those situations you could not foresee.
Employers are responsible for providing workplace resources so that nurses can meet standards. Education programs and placement agencies have agreements related to student liability. You are responsible for following your employer’s policy and practicing to CRNBC Standards.
You’ll find more information about the regulatory supervision process and your responsibilities in the Regulatory Supervision of Nursing Student Activities practice standard.