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Registration for B.C. NP Graduates

Getting started on the B.C. grad application process.
  • To practise as a nurse practitioner in British Columbia, a nurse practitioner must be registered with CRNBC. 
  • CRNBC registers nurse practitioners in one of three streams of practice: family, adult or pediatric.

All applicants are required to complete:

  • a written examination, and
  • an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the appropriate stream of practice: family, adult or pediatric.

Provisional Nurse Practitioner (NP) Registration

In B.C., you must hold practising or provisional NP registration with CRNBC to practise as an NP.

B.C. NP graduates are eligible for provisional NP registration prior to completing the written and clinical exams. However, you are not required to apply for provisional registration if you do not plan to practise as a provisional NP prior to passing the exam and obtaining full CRNBC registration.

You may apply for provisional registration after CRNBC has received written confirmation directly from the school of nursing where you completed your NP program. The appropriate form can be found in the application package.

 Resources for new NPs

*Examples of diseases, disorders and conditions commonly managed by an entry-level NP are now an appendix in Applying the Competencies.

NP Scope of Practice   


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