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Certified Practice

CRNBC-certified practices are restricted activities that RNs can't carry out until they've been certified by CRNBC. Certified practice areas: RN First Call, Reproductive Health, Remote Nursing.

What is CRNBC-Certified Practice?

Registered nurses who are certified by CRNBC can autonomously carry out some restricted activities that normally require an order. Decision support tools (DSTs) set out the activities that are included in the certified practice. In other words, they establish the parameters for this expanded scope of registered nurse practice.

For example, nurses certified in sexually transmitted infections (STI) management can independently diagnose and treat some diseases (e.g., gonorrhea) with prescription medications, e.g., antibiotics, by following CRNBC-approved Decision Support Tools (DSTs).​


​Quality Assurance

About QA requirements


For information about developing CRNBC-certified practice education programs, competencies or DSTs, contact​​​

Medical Service Plan

​​RNs with ce​rtified practice can now refer eligible patients/clients for select laboratory tests in accordance with the RN(C)’s scope of practice.

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Contact the Medical Services Plan

  • 604.456.6950
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