CRNBC's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.
By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.
Case study: Ling's sister is being discharged from hospital and will need nursing care at home. Ling, an RN, knows her family will want her to be involved in her care. But would it be the best approach for everyone involved?
Justin has worked with Kelsey for the first time in a few months, and he’s worried about the changes he sees in his colleague. Her behaviour makes him concerned for patient safety.
Learn about what's new for 2018-19 registration renewal
The deadline to renew is Feb. 28, 2018.
Only nurses who hold practising registration can work or volunteer as a nurse. It is illegal to practise nursing without current registration.
Amendments to nursing regulations posted for commentnew!Jan. 2, 2018
Call for nominationsNov. 21, 2017
Call for resolutionsNov. 21, 2017
QA committee seeks public membersNov. 16, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Orders of the Discipline Committee:
Laurie Tinkham new!Jan. 12, 2018
Converted to non-practising:
Gary Dromarsky new!Dec. 22, 2017
Suspension: Jean CunninghamJuly 26, 2017
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
Job alert: IS Security Analyst new!Jan. 16, 2018
Nursing Matters, January edition, now available!new!Jan. 10, 2018
Job alert: Regulatory Practice Consultant new! Jan. 8, 2018
2017 tax receipts now available new! Jan. 8, 2018
Job alert: Quality Assurance Contract Assessor new! Jan. 5, 2018
Job alert: Regulatory Learning Advisor new! Jan. 5, 2018
Updated module reflects revised scope of practice standards new! Jan. 4, 2018
CRNBC reduces the 2018 registration renewal fee increasenew!Dec. 22, 2017
A response to nurses' fee increase feedback - blog from Board Chair and CEO/Registrarnew!Dec. 22, 2017
When she offered to bring lunch for Claire, it didn’t seem like a big deal, even though it was her day off. Now she's realizing it may be.
What is the difference between pronouncement and certification of death? Can RNs or NPs do either?
Pronouncement of death is the opinion or determination that, based on a physical assessment, life has ceased. Although there are presently no laws in B.C. governing who can pronounce death, your employer may have policies and procedures related to this.
Certification of death refers to the completion of the death certificate identifying the cause of death. Currently, only physicians, nurse practitioners and coroners can complete and sign death certificates. Registered nurses cannot.
You can find more information on completing death certificates in the BC Government’s Handbook for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Coroners.