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.
Proposed bylaw amendments: Quality Assurance—practice hoursMarch 10, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendments: Non-practising registrationMarch 10, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Interim undertakings: Gary DromarskyPosted Oct. 12, 2017
Suspension: Jean CunninghamJuly 26, 2017
Suspension: Catherine YorkMay 15, 2017
Unauthorized to practise: Laurie TinkhamFeb. 10, 2017
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
QA committee seeks public membersnew!Nov. 16, 2017
November edition of Nursing Matters now available!new!Nov. 15, 2017
Job alert: multiple opportunitiesnew!Nov. 9, 2017
Bill to amend the Health Professions Act receives Royal Assentnew!Posted Nov. 6, 2017
My Professional Plan — 2018Oct. 17, 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.