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.
March edition of Nursing Matters now available! new Mar. 7, 2018
New nursing college seeks CEO new! Feb. 21, 2018
Career opportunities at CRNBCnew!Feb. 19, 2018
New process for NPs ordering
controlled prescription padsnew! Feb. 14, 2018
Opioid agonist treatment prescribing standards for NPs come into effect Feb. 14Feb. 7, 2018
2017 tax receipts now available Jan. 8, 2018
Notice of hearing continuation:
Marliee Hansen new! March 12, 2018
Notice of hearing continuation:
Katey Mclellan new! March 12, 2018
Authorized to practise: Jean Cunningham new! Feb. 27, 2018
Public advisory: Donna M. Walsh new!
Feb. 21, 2018
Converted to non-practising: Khristoffer Caranoo Jan. 23, 2018
Orders of the Discipline Committee:
Laurie Tinkham Jan. 12, 2018
Converted to non-practising:
Gary Dromarsky Dec. 22, 2017
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
If you missed the Feb. 28, 2018 deadline, your registration has expired. You will need to apply to change your registration status If you want practising or non-practising registration.
Only nurses who hold practising registration can work or volunteer as a nurse. It is illegal to practising nursing without current registration.
2018 board candidates new! Mar. 19, 2018
Notice of 2018 annual general meeting new! Mar. 19, 2018
New CRNBC board member new! Feb. 26, 2018
Call for nominations updated Feb. 14, 2018
Call for late resolutions new! Feb. 14, 2018
Amendments to nursing regulations posted for comment Jan. 2, 2018
QA committee seeks public members Nov. 16, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Sara, the wound care clinician, assesses Mr. Berge and his wound, makes a diagnosis and determines the wound care that would be most appropriate at this time. She enters a client-specific order in the EMR, for the wound to be dressed with a specific product once/day.
What is Sara accountable for when giving a client-specific order?
How much charting am I required to do?
Your documentation should provide a clear picture of your client's status, your actions and client's outcomes, for example:
Your client’s condition and care needs are factors in determining how much and what documentation is required. Acutely ill or high risk clients or those with complex health problems will require more comprehensive, in-depth and frequent documentation.
The requirements for documentation come from legislation, case law, Standards of Practice and agency policies. Documenting is a way to show you have applied nursing knowledge, skills and judgement and met the legal standard of care. Document according to agency policy — these policies should reflect legislative and other requirements.
Documentation practice standard provides information and direction for your documentation. The
Canadian Nurses Protective Society also has helpful resources.