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.
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
for nominations updated Feb. 14, 2018
Call for late
resolutions new! Feb. 14, 2018
to nursing regulations posted
for comment Jan. 2,
QA committee seeks public members
Nov. 16, 2017
amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
hearing: Marilee Hansen new!
Feb. 15, 2018
hearing: Katey Mclellan new!
Feb. 13, 2018
Converted to non-practising: Khristoffer
Caranoo new!Jan. 23, 2018
of the Discipline Committee:
Laurie Tinkham Jan. 12,
Gary Dromarsky Dec. 22,
CunninghamJuly 26, 2017
Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
Job alert: Legal
Counselnew!Feb. 15, 2018
New process for NPs
Feb. 14, 2018
alert: Registration Administratornew!
Feb. 9, 2018
Business Analyst new!Feb. 9, 2018
February edition of
Nursing Matters now availablenew!Feb. 9, 2018
treatment prescribing standards for NPs come into effect Feb. 14new!Feb. 7, 2018
Regulatory Practice Consultant Jan. 8,
2017 tax receipts
now available Jan. 8, 2018
CRNBC reduces the
2018 registration renewal fee increaseDec. 22,
A response to nurses'
fee increase feedback - blog from Board Chair and CEO/RegistrarDec. 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.