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  • We are the College of Registered Nurses of B.C.

    CRNBC's legal oblig​ation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education progr​​ams in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.​

    Find out more about usRead our regulatory philosophy
  • Quality Assurance reflects a nurse's professional growth and l​earning

    By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.​​​​​

    Learn more about Quality Assurance 

  • He's not her client. Can she dispense his meds?

    Case study: It's a Saturday night in emerg when a man arrives wanting a medication order filled. He's not a client and tells Selena, an experienced critical care nurse, that he doesn't want an assessment.

    See how Selena manages Take a look at our other case studies
  • What were the warning signs?

    Our latest case study considers the challenge many health care professionals face when confronted with the possibility that a child is being abused. They need to know the signs and how to act.​​

    Read the case study​​
Case Study

You know the client. Now what?

Jay is working in the ER when his son's hockey coach comes in with a suspected drug overdose. ​​

How will Jay maintain this client's confidentiality, while also dealing with his own concerns about the coach's judgment?

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Frequently Asked Question

Nurse-client relationships


A client sent a "friend" request to my personal Facebook account. Is it okay to accept?


It's not appropriate for you to be a client's personal Facebook friend. The reason for your relationship with the client is to provide professional nursing services. Nurse-client relationships occur within boundaries that separate professional relationships from personal ones. As the nurse, you are responsible for setting, maintaining and communicating these boundaries with your clients, both face-to-face and online.

The Boundaries in the Nurse-Client Relationship practice standard sets clear expectations for nurses' relationships with clients.

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