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Accountability & responsibility 

Can you answer clients' tough questions?

BoundariesRachel, a public health nurse, often runs immunization clinics for infants and children. Lately, she's been asked a lot of tough questions about vaccines and their side effects.

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?

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Frequently Asked Question

Scope of practice


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).

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