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Returning to nursing practice

Important notice

CRNBC on Sept. 4, 2018, will 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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Preparing to return to nursing practice

Reinst​​ating your registration

​Before you apply to change your registration status to practising, there are a few important things to know:

  • Only nurses with practising registration status can work or volunteer as a nurse in B.C.​ 
  • For nurses who do not meet the basic practice hour requirement, please see the Re-entry Fact Sheet for important information.​​ 
  • If you worked in another jurisdiction, after you apply to change your CRNBC registration status, we'll send you forms that need to be completed by your employer(s) and regulatory body/bodies.

  • When did you last hold practising registration? If it has been longer than 90 days then you must submit a notarized Statutory Declaration (Form 11) with your change status application. 
  • If you are a nurse practitioner, please see NP: returning to practice.

 Ready to start?

If you have your documents ready (read middle column), you're ready​ to begin:

  • Sig​n into your account.​
  • Select "Change status" to start the process. You may have to complete a crimina​l record check if you haven't completed one in the past five years​

 Delays & complex applications

​Please have all of the necessary documents and information on hand before beginning the registration process. 

​Complex applications take longer to review and process. 

 Scenarios for returning to work

​We created several scenarios and FAQs to provide an overview of how the change status process works. Read scenarios and FAQs


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