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  • We are the College of Registered Nurses of B.C.

    CRNBC's legal oblig​ation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education progr​​ams in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.​

    Find out more about usRead our regulatory philosophy
  • Quality Assurance reflects a nurse's professional growth and l​earning

    By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.​​​​​

    Learn more about Quality Assurance 

  • He's not her client. Can she dispense his meds?

    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.

    See how Selena manages Take a look at our other case studies
  • What were the warning signs?

    Our latest case study considers the challenge many health care professionals face when confronted with the possibility that a child is being abused. They need to know the signs and how to act.​​

    Read the case study​​
Case Study

Can a nurse diagnose anaphylaxis?

A camper, stung by a insect during an outdoor game, is reacting. ​​

Do his symptoms add up to anaphylaxis? What should the camp nurse do?

Read the full case study​​​​
Frequently Asked Question

Working with students


What are we supervising when we provide regulatory supervision?


When you provide regulatory supervision for a student’s activities, you are responsible for:

  • knowing the student’s competence level
  • authorizing activities the student may carry out
  • setting appropriate conditions
  • managing risk to the clients

This applies whether the student is a learner or employed student nurse (ESN).

You are not responsible for the student. Both you and the student are accountable for your own decisions and actions. Depending on their role, students will also have to practice within the polices and expectations set by their education program and placement agency or employer. Students in an ESN role must also meet the principles of the Employed Student Registrant practice standard.
You’ll find more information about the regulatory supervision process and your responsibilities in the Regulatory Supervision of Nursing Student Activities practice standard.

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