Below are a few examples of how the registration fee is used.
As a registrant of the College, you are part of a self-regulating profession. The fees enable the College to develop Standards, provide resources to support nurses to meet the Standards, and act if they are not being met. All of this work helps build and maintain confidence in the nursing profession.
As a registrant of CRNBC, you are legally entitled to practise nursing and use either the "registered nurse" or "nurse practitioner" title.
CRNBC offers valuable supports for practice. If you face a complex practice situation or have questions about your scope of practice, you can discuss your issue and options with a Nursing Practice Advisor or Consultant. We also have a library that's accessible online.
Read questions and answers based on questions we receive from nurses, and read our Nursing Matters newsletter to stay "in the know."
In addition to Nursing Matters, we have newsletters tailored to different groups, such as nurse practitioners, certified practice RNs, and employers of RNs and NPs.
CRNBC collects fees for
ARNBC as directed by our bylaws and the Health Professions Act. They are collected when you renew or initiate your nursing registration.
ARNBC is a professional organization that provides a voice for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in health, nursing and public policy development that advances the health of British Columbians.
Learn more in our annual report.