Some home situations require the professional support of a registered nurse. If you are considering hiring an RN privately to care for someone at home, be sure to
verify the registration status of the nurse in addition to checking references. CRNBC cannot assist you in hiring an RN, but we can help ensure the professional status of someone you are considering hiring.
In British Columbia, only individuals registered with CRNBC can legally call themselves a registered nurse or provide duties legally restricted to the profession of registered nursing.
All registered nurses in B.C. are accountable for meeting
Along with your nurse practitioner or physician, an agency can help you to determine the level of care that is required and what kind of nursing professional will best meet your needs and that of your family or loved one. If you hire an RN through an agency, be sure to ask if the nurse is currently registered with CRNBC.
If you have any concerns about an RN that you’ve hired privately, first speak with the individual. If you think that your concerns are not being resolved, you can call CRNBC’s
Practice Consultation Service and speak to one of our nursing consultants, who can help you determine how to resolve the issue.
If you have hired a nurse through an agency, again speak first with the individual and then with the agency if you are not satisfied. If the agency seems unable to resolve the issue, you can
take your concern to CRNBC.
Here are just a few things to consider when hiring a nurse privately.