While you may be able to schedule some patients on the day of your review, we request that you are able to flex your schedule to accommodate both the morning and end-of-day meetings with your assessor. An approximate review schedule is outlined below.
The assessor will meet you at your workplace. You will then have the opportunity to give them a brief introduction to the nature of your practice and an orientation to your charts. The assessor will also review with you the expected schedule for the day.
Please ensure that there is a quiet location where the assessor can review your charts and that the assessor has a way to get in touch with you should they need to.
The assessor will review at least 10 charts of clients to whom you have provided care in the preceding three months. Please note that if you are prescribing, these charts must include prescribing-related activities. The assessor will attempt to ensure that the charts are as representative of your practice as possible.
The charts will be reviewed based on the indicators of expected performance as set out in the CRNBC
Standards of Practice, the NP Scope of Practice and
Entry-level competencies for NPs in Canada.
The assessor will meet with you to go over the chart review findings and together you will identify potential strategies for professional development. The assessor's findings and your strategies will be provided to the QA Committee.
Please make sure to budget time for this process, as it’s a key part of the review.
You will be able to access the chart review information documented by your assessor immediately after your review, via the NPQA online system. You will also receive a letter with the QA Committee's feedback on your review approximately 6-8 weeks after your review date.
If specific areas of improvement are identified by the QA Committee, the letter will outline the Committee's recommendations for professional development, or for a follow-up review.
We value and appreciate any feedback you may wish to give us. After your review, you will receive an email asking you to complete an evaluation form. All responses are confidential and anonymous to staff, and you can contact us directly