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Provisional registration

Important notice

On Sept. 4, 2018, CRNBC, CLPNBC, and CRPNBC will join together to become the BC College of Nursing Professionals. CRNBC will stop accepting new applications for registration or status changes at midnight on Aug. 19, 2018. My Account (online services) will be unavailable after close of business on Aug. 24, 2018.

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Provisional registration is granted to qualified applicants who have outstanding registration requirements to meet. Those granted provisional registration are assigned specific conditions that must be met to be eligible for practising RN registration. When these conditions are met​, provisional registration is automatically converted to practising registration.

Temporary registration is reserved for time limited special events and emergencies only. If you have any questions about this, please email

It is illegal to practise registered nursing without registration. If you are found to be practising without registration, you will be referred to CRNBC Professional Conduct Review for investigation.

 Use of title

​If you are a registered nurse, you may use:

  • "Registered Nurse (Provisional)"
  • "RN (P)"
  • "Provisional Nurse"

If you are a nurse p​ractitioner, you may use:

  • "Nurse Practitioner (category) (Provisional)"
  • "NP (category) (Provisional)"
  • "NP (category)(P)"​​​
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