At CRNBC we have been reviewing our programs to better align with our regulatory mandate, part of this process involved transitioning some of our programs to the Association of Registered Nurses British Columbia (ARNBC). ARNBC has now developed a new SRP program, and as of September 2017 CRNBC will no longer offer the Student Representative Program. However, we will maintain the CRNBC student groups whilst we develop our student and faculty engagement program.
We believe an important regulatory role is to remain engaged with students and faculty, and we will continue to work closely with the schools of nursing to develop the next iteration of the SRP, which we are calling, in the interim, the CRNBC Student Group.
In the coming months we will ask for feedback from interested stakeholders and other relevant parties. This feedback will be instrumental, as we roll-out a series of pilot projects aimed at building relationships and fostering greater collaboration amongst the College, students and faculty members across British Columbia.
Over the past 20+ years, the Student Representative Program has empowered many students and prepared them for their nursing practice, but much has changed since we first introduced the SRP, including CRNBC's role and the formation of ARNBC. We will work hard to ensure that our programs support the needs of students and faculty, while we continue to uphold our mandate to protect the public.