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NP scope document review: have your voice heard

posted June 2, 2015

We formally review all standards every five years, in addition to making ongoing changes, as needed.

We’ve now begun to review the scope document for nurse practitioners.

The review ensures that the scope document and the standards, limits and conditions it contains:

  1. Uphold our public protection mandate
  2. Are current and reflect the best available evidence and practice, and
  3. Reflect our regulatory philosophy including a just culture, right-touch regulation, collaborative self-regulation, principle-based approach, and continuing professional development.

What does a review involve?

The review encompasses the entire scope document but focuses primarily on Part 2 and the four standards it contains.

As part of the review, the CRNBC NP Standards Committee considers relevant legislation, literature, available evidence, best practice guidelines and experience in other jurisdictions.

The consultation process involves key informant interviews and focus groups with NPs, NP educational programs, health authorities, the Ministry of Health, nursing professional associations and other regulatory colleges.

Consultation with NPs

NP in-person focus groups are underway in health authorities across B.C. However, not all NPs work for health authorities and travelling to these sessions is not always practical or possible. 

Contact us to take part

If you would like to participate in a focus group by teleconference, please contact Chris Daly, Nursing Policy Consultant, before the end of June. Chris can be reached at or at 1.800.565.6505 or 604.736.7331, ext. 304.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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