Updated March 3, 2017
Posted Oct. 4, 2016
In December 2015, government approved changes to the
Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners regulation. CRNBC has been working since then to incorporate these changes in our standards of practice.
introducing a new scope of practice standard for RNs and updates to two existing standards. We've made some language changes and introduced a new concept—giving client-specific orders.
Do not panic! These new scope standards are not coming into effect until
Feb. 28, 2017.
CRNBC will be rolling out resources and supports in the months leading up to the in-effect date to help nurses and employers understand and apply the standards. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to start getting familiar with these new concepts.
Remember: your employer may put additional requirements into place.
At its September 2016 meeting, the CRNBC Board also directed that the
Providing Clinical Directions practice standard be rescinded and replaced by the
Giving Client-specific Orders scope of practice standards. The practice standard is no longer available on the CRNBC website.
Contact us if you have questions or ideas for resources