When Reanna applies to change her registration status to practising from non-practising, she’ll need to send us a notarized statutory declaration (form 11) and pay the $105 change status fee (includes GST) in addition to the pro-rated registration fees.
If Reanna wants a refund when she goes on mat leave in November, she can apply for either non-practising or inactive. She’ll receive a larger refund if she changes her registration to inactive. Regardless of which registration status she chooses, she’ll still have to pay the $105 change status fee.
When Reanna applies to change her registration back to practising after her second mat leave, she’ll need to send us another notarized statutory declaration (form 11) and pay the $105 change status fee in addition to the pro-rated registration fees.
Enrico needs to apply for practising registration. He’ll need to organize documents* related to his practice in California, a notarized statutory declaration (form 11) and pay the $105 change status fee in addition to the pro-rated registration fees.
*CRNBC will send you employer reference(s) and verification of registration forms. These forms must be completed and submitted directly to CRNBC by the employer(s) and regulatory body.
If Anna has no intention of returning to nursing practice, her best option is to change her status to inactive. Anna will receive a pro-rated refund less $105 (includes GST) for the change status fee.
Caution: if Anna doesn’t go on mat leave until December or thereafter, she may not be eligible for a refund and could actually owe CRNBC money because the $105 change status fee could negate the pro-rated refund.
If Anna changes her mind and wants to return to practising registration, she’ll need to apply to change her status, which will cost her $105 in addition to the pro-rated registration fee. If more than 90 days lapses from the last time she held practising registration, she’ll need provide us with a notarized a statutory declaration (form 11).
Reggie is taking a short break from his nursing practice. From the perspective of saving the most money, his best option would be to maintain his practising registration because he won’t receive a pro-rated refund. The $105 change status fee (includes GST) negates his refund. He could even owe CRNBC money.*
When the time comes to renew his registration:
*Explanation of why Reggie could owe CRNBC moneyIf Reggie wanted to change his registration to inactive Jan. 10, his refund would be about $72 (58 days remaining in the registration year x $1.23 per day). However, he will be charged $105 for the change status fee. $72 - $105 = -$33. This example is only an estimation. Other fees may apply.
If Baljit wants to volunteer as a nurse, she’ll need to maintain her practising registration status. Practising registration is required for any nursing practice, including paid employment and volunteering.
Eva is making a permanent move outside B.C. If she wants recoup some of her registration fees, her best option is to apply to change her registration status to inactive. She’ll receive a pro-rated refund less the $105 change status fee (includes GST). If she chooses this option, she’ll no longer be permitted to work or volunteer as a nurse in B.C.
Gail should consider if she thinks she might want to return to practice later in her career. If she does intend to return to practice in the future, or if she wants to take a role that requires an RN designation, she may not meet the practice hours requirement if she does not maintain her registration. Gail might want to discuss the role with one of CRNBC's regulatory practice consultants to determine if the role at Northern Health could count towards the practice hours requirement if she maintains her registration RN.
If your role is considered to be within the scope of practice for nursing, you can only that time towards the practice hours requirement if you are registered with CRNBC.
Yes. Each time you change your registration status, you must pay a non-refundable $105 change status fee (includes GST) in addition to the registration fees when applicable.
Yes. If you change your registration status to non-practising or inactive in December and thereafter, you may not receive a refund. You could owe CRNBC money. There is a $105 fee for changing your registration status. Refunds are pro-rated based on the annual registration fee. Your refund may be less than the change status fee. Contact us for more information.
You are not required to change your registration status from practising to non-practising/inactive if you don't plan to practise nursing, e.g. , you're retiring. You can choose to let your practising registration lapse during the renewal period. You won't be charged a change status fee.
Non-practising or inactive registration does not include ARNBC membership. However, non-practising or inactive nurses can apply directly to ARNBC for associate membership. Please check with ARNBC for more information.
As an NP, you are responsible for ending relationships with clients in an appropriate way that both considers their needs and ensures continuity of care.
View our recommendations for nurse practitioners who are leaving practice and learn more about your legal and professional obligations to clients.