One colleague tells Diane that she refers to herself as certified foot care nurse in her marketing materials and on her business cards. She also uses "C.F.C.N." (Certified Foot Care Nurse) when she documents on clients' records. Another colleague seems surprised at that approach. As a newly self-employed nurse, Diane wants to be sure that she does things correctly.
Appropriate Use of Titles practice standard requires nurses to include their name and the title that most specifically reflects their class of registrant, e.g., RN, RN(C), NP(A) when they document care or services provided to a client.
Protecting titles through regulation is one way of protecting the public. Legal restrictions assure the public that anyone using a protected nursing title is entitled to practise nursing in B.C. Only individuals who have met and continue to meet registration and renewal requirements may use a protected title.
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