Posted July 18, 2018updated July 23, 2018
The official launch of our new nursing college is just a few weeks away: On Sept. 4, 2018, a new organization will be created to regulate all nursing professionals in BC. The BC College of Nursing Professionals will regulate all nurses in BC: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs).
A huge amount of work has been done, and continues to happen, to make the transition to the new college as seamless as possible for nurses, employers, schools of nursing and other stakeholders. With a few exceptions, there should be minimal disruption.
Below is information about what to expect over the coming weeks: what’s changing, what is not, and how it will impact you. We’ll be continuing to communicate with you over the summer as our plans are finalized.
We want to thank all of our partners and stakeholders for their input, patience and support as we embark on this exciting new phase in health care regulation in BC. If you have questions, please email
On Sept. 4, the BCCNP website will go live and the current college websites will redirect to this new site. This means links to CRNBC resources that you may have bookmarked, or have embedded in your educational, HR, curriculum or other materials, will be changing.
We will share a “link map” in early September that provides the corresponding new links to existing resources. Rest assured, all of the relevant content that is currently on the CRNBC site will be transferred to the new BCCNP site.
The new college will be located at 900—200 Granville Street in Vancouver. More detailed contact information will be available in late August.
As part of merging and migrating our online systems, we will stop accepting applications for registration and status changes on Aug. 19, 2018. “My Account” online services will be unavailable from Aug. 24-Sep. 5, 2018.
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