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?
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.
Changes to RN and NP scope in response
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Canadian Council of Nurse Regulatorsseek project consultant new!Nov. 30, 2016
Change to number of NCLEX writings allowedNov. 1, 2016
Changes to eligible practice hoursOct. 5, 2016
Call for nominations new! Nov. 29, 2017
Call for resolutions new!Nov. 29, 2016
2017 fees new! Nov. 18, 2016
Proposed bylaw amendment: Quality AssuranceAug. 19, 2016
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Concerned about confidentiality, she makes a mental note to let them know as soon she finishes with her client.
She still finds giving feedback a little uncomfortable—she’s never confident she’s chosen the right words. But she knows she needs to say something. What does Yuki do?
Does the emergency exemption apply if I stop to help at the scene of a traffic accident when I'm off duty?
The HPA’s emergency exemption applies if the situation:
This assumes you’re providing assistance without gain or reward or hope of the same.
In these situations, you are ethically obligated to provide the best care you can, given the circumstances and your individual competence.
The Duty to Provide Care Practice Standard provides more information and guidance about your legal and professional obligations to clients.