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June 2017

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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

June 2017

Features In this issue
Volunteering as a nurse: what is your accountability?
Quality Assurance
Conduct notice
Most popular
You asked
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Volunteering as a nurse: what is your accountability?

The opportunity to spend a week outdoors sounds exciting to Thom. It also sounds a little daunting. He’s been asked to volunteer as the nurse at a program for at-risk youth.Thom has never done anything like this, and wonders if he’s ready.

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Have you been selected? Check your inbox

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new quality assurance application: My Professional Plan. Starting June 15, we’ll be requiring nurses to use this new app to complete multisource feedback every five years. A new group will be chosen each year. The first group selected received an email from us June 2.

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More My Professional Plan news

My Professional Plan information
My Professional Plan pilot project shows promising results
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Notice of suspension: Catherine York

CRNBC on May 15, 2017, suspended Catherine York of Fort St. James, B.C. for failing to immediately report and effectively establish protective measures when she became aware of incidents of sexual assault committed against vulnerable elderly residents by another elderly resident in the facility where she was working.

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Is it time to take a fresh look at your Professional Standards?

The Professional Standards outline the achievable levels of performance that patients and the public expect of you and your fellow RNs in British Columbia. Whether you’re a clinician, educator, manager, researcher or all of the above, your practice is reflected in these standards. If you have a few minutes you might like to revisit them - we've even created a handy table for each Standard.

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Professional Standards - Domains

Professional Responsibility and Accountability
Knowledge-based Practice
Client-focused Provision of Service
Ethical Practice
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Statutory Notice: Annual General Meeting
Call for Late Resolutions (AGM)
2016-17 Annual Report now available
Board Candidates: ticket of nominations
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News  NCLEX results
CASE STUDY  When a manager reports: taking action for patient safety
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I do a lot of work in my community, does the emergency exemption apply if I'm acting in a volunteer capacity?

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What are my responsibilities if I'm providing regulatory supervision & the student does something that causes harm?

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