Nurse practitioners (NP) were first regulated in B.C. in 2005. NPs must meet advanced requirements to register as NPs and use the NP title. These nursing professionals are usually educated in a master's program.
In B.C. there are three 'streams' or populations that NPs can work in:
In B.C., applicants must:
NPs' requirements for practice and continuing competence program are modeled after the ones used for RNs but with additional requirements that reflect NPs' expanded practice. The quality assurance program is based on the practice review process from the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons and occurs within the first two years after registration in B.C. and every five years thereafter.
Learn more about how to register as an NP