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Certified practice

CRNBC registers RNs in the following practice areas: Remote Nursing, RN First Call, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Contraceptive Management.

 Overview

CRNBC-certified practices are restricted activities that registered nurses cannot carry out until they have been certified by CRNBC. 

CRNBC registers RNs i​n the following certified practice areas:

  • RN First Call  
  • Remote Nursing (RNs certified in Remote Nursing must also be certified in Reproductive Health Certified Practice: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Contraceptive Management)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections — Reproductive Health 
  • Contraceptive Management — Reproductive Health ​
To be eligible for CRNBC-Certified Practice designation, either coursework or practice experience will be considered. Please see the applicable category below for c​ertified practice requirements and details. ​
I am a B.C. registered nurse or nurse practitioner (Adult or Pediatric)

You must:

  • Successfully complete a CRNBC-approved education/course (includes an exit evaluation).
  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).
I am a B.C. nurse practitioner (Family)

OPTION 1: If you hold current practising NP status and passed the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam (or equivalent) and the CRNBC Nurse Practitioner OSCE

  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).
  • Your NP Family registration status with CRNBC will be revised to include Certified Practice in the applicable area.

OPTION 2: If you are eligible for, or currently hold, provisional NP status or full NP status, but have not passed the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam (or equivalent) and the CRNBC Nurse Practitioner OSCE

  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).
  • If approved, you will be sent an email confirming your eligibility to challenge the exit evaluation.
  • Present confirmation email to the appropriate CRNBC-approved course and arrange to complete the exit evaluation.
I am a Canadian registered nurse or nurse practitioner OR I am reinstating to practising status in B.C.

OPTION 1: Coursework

  • If you have never worked in the certified practice area, you must successfully complete a CRNBC-approved education/course (includes an exit evaluation).
  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).

OPTION 2: Practice Experience

  • If you have worked in the certified practice area
    - Submit Form 62 (PDF)
    - Have your employer complete the appropriate Employer Reference Form (Forms 71.1, 71.2 or 71.3).
  • If approved, you will be sent an email confirming your eligibility to challenge the exit evaluation directly.
  • Present confirmation email to the appropriate CRNBC-approved course and arrange to complete the exit evaluation.
  • Upon successful completion of the Exit Evaluation submit Form 62 (PDF).

Current CRNBC-approved certified practice co​​urs​es ​a​​​nd recognized entry-level nursing education programs

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 Decision Support Tools

A Decision Support Tool (DST) is an evidence-based document used by RNs with certified practice to assess, diagnosis and treat client-specific problems. learn more»​​

 Certified practice register

RNs with certified practice designation are entered on the CRNBC register for the appropriate certified practice category.

To remain on the register, RNs with ​certified practice designation must meet specific quality assurance requirements.​

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