Regulate registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the public interest.
relational regulator, CRNBC builds positive relationships by being transparent, respectful, inclusive, and accessible.
CRNBC’s philosophy of relational regulation* is based on the following principles:
Right-touch Regulation: minimum regulatory force required to achieve a desired result
Just Culture: develop and deliver programs to help nurses make safe choices and learn from mistakes
Collaborative Self-regulation: enhance the individual professional and strengthen their contribution to the inter-professional team
Principles-based Approach: supports that encourage nurses to use their professional judgement
Continuing Professional Development: promote the enhancement of professional practice to benefit both the public and the nurse
*Relational regulation means that we believe it is possible to build genuine relationships with nurses and other stakeholders, while at the same time, regulate effectively in the public interest. Public protection and safety is our utmost concern, and we believe we can best achieve this through collaborative approaches with nurses and the health care community.
As a result, we maintain our right to self-regulation for RNs and NPs, relational regulation is reflected in our programs and services, and other regulators emulate us.
As a result, we focus on regulatory work and make decisions based on public needs and societal expectations
As a result, our stakeholders understand our role, staff deliver customer service that is timely and relevant, and stakeholders believe and trust that we are genuine in our relationships.