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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​​

Latest news

Bylaw notices


NCLEX spring communiqu​​é​​​​​​new! 
May 21, 2015

2014 OSCE results​new! ​​
May 21, 2015

Public advisory — David Turner Robert​new! ​​
May 20, 2015

CRNBC supports a strong
professional association
May 4, 2015​

Information about BCNU
lawsuit against CRNBC
May 2, 2015                             

B.C. nursing colleges explore
working together​​

April 30, 2015

New liability protection provider
for B.C. nurses​

April 29, 2015

Draft nursing regulations
April 13, 2015

Update your communication
April 2, 2015​​​

Proposed bylaw amendment: 
May 5, 2015

Proposed bylaw amendment:  
Recognized nursing
education programs

Feb. 17, 2015

Proposed bylaw amendments​ ​​
NP Standards Committee — prescribing
Feb. 17, 2015

Proposed bylaw amendment:
Quality Assurance audits

Dec​. 22, 2014

2015 Annual General Meeting​ ​​​
March 10, 2015

Ticket of nominations​ ​​
Feb. 27, 2015

Call for late resolutions  ​​
Feb. 13, 2015

Case Study

Can a nurse diagnose anaphylaxis?

A camper, stung by a insect during an outdoor game, is reacting. ​​

Do his symptoms add up to anaphylaxis? What should the camp nurse do?

Read the full case study​​​​
Frequently Asked Question

Working with students


What are we supervising when we provide regulatory supervision?


You are providing regulatory supervision of the activities a student carries out either as a learner or in the employed student nurse (ESN) role.

You are not responsible for the student. Both you and the student are accountable for your own decisions and actions. ESNs must meet the principles of the Employed Student Registrant practice standard. Nursing students have to meet expectations set by their schools for their education program activities. The employer and/or placement agency may also have expectations for both RNs and students.

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