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February 2015

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

February 2015

Features In this issue
Why should you trust the College?
Two-thirds of certified practice nurses still need to renew
Case studies
Nursing updates
Most popular
You asked
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Why should you trust the College?

We understand nurses may sometimes feel hesitant to reach out to the College. We want to change that. So, why should you trust the College? Our Registrar/CEO, Cynthia Johansen, tackles this question.

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Two-thirds of certified practice nurses still need to renew

One-third of certified practice nurses have renewed their registration. The remaining group has less than four weeks left until the renewal deadline. We think certified practice nurses will find it easier to renew this year, as we recently streamlined online renewal based on nurses' feedback. Anyone who does not renew by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2015 will be unable to legally work as a nurse until they reinstate their registration and pay an additional reinstatement fee of $211.50.

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Forgetting to renew

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Registration renewal was not on Celice's mind during her two-month travels. Now back from her trip, she is heading into work when realization hits her like a steamer trunk; her registration has expired.

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More case studies

A question of boundaries
Vulnerable adults and suspected abuse
A client's right to care and a nurse's personal safety
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Ebola preparedness

While B.C. continues to be at low risk for Ebola cases, epidemics can pose considerable stress and concern for nurses. As you reflect on your professional commitments and personal circumstances we have a number of regulatory resources to assist you.

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More nursing updates

Understanding the 2015 fee changes
Sign in to download your tax receipt
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
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Last call for board nominations
Deadline for AGM resolutions is this week
Proposed bylaw amendment: QA audits
Professional Conduct Notices
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What does CRNBC do with my Quality Assurance data?

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Sometimes I'm unable to complete all my client assessments according to our protocols. What should I chart in the client's record?

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