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?
Take a look at this popular case study about an RN working at a summer camp. This nurse takes action after a child is stung by a bee.
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She's also had long discussions with parents who are considering whether or not to immunize their child. How should she be answering these questions?
Do I need to be CRNBC-certified to carry out pelvic exams and Pap smears?
No, carrying out pelvic exams and Pap smears is within the scope for practice for all RNs.
If you’re carrying out these activities, you’ll need to meet the Standards for Acting without An Order (p. 13). This includes making sure you have the necessary competencies, and following the DSTs established by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) (p. 21).