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March 2015

CRNBC | College of registered nurses of British Columbia


Nursing Matters

RN Edition

March 2015

Features In this issue
What is the value of the College?
Case studies
Nursing updates
Most popular
You asked
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What is the value of the College?

In her latest blog, our Registrar/CEO shares some of the results of a recent nurses' survey. Plus, how do your registration fees compare to those in other provinces? We have the numbers.

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2014's top case study for RN(C)s

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We recently announced 2014's top case studies. While the dispensing case study had the most readers overall, within the certified practice nurses group there was a different #1 case study. Perhaps you remember it, about Talisa, who questioned whether supervising RN(C)s counts as certified practice.

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The top 5 case studies of 2014 for RN(C)s

Does supervising RN(C)s count as certified practice?
He's not your client: can you dispense his meds?
What were the warning signs?
A practice challenge for a public health nurse
A Facebook vent
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Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted death

The court's decision on this issue may raise questions for nurses and the public. We're taking steps to examine, research and understand regulatory matters relevant to this issue.

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More nursing updates

Professional development planning
New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN and NP editions)
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David Kruyt joins board
Latest NCLEX newsletter
Board minutes
Professional conduct notices
Nursing education programs - proposed bylaw change
NP Standards Committee - prescribing - proposed bylaw change
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 BLOG  Why should you trust the College?
 CASE STUDY  Forgetting to renew: what if it happens to you?
 CASE STUDY  Balancing work fatigue and client safety
 YOU ASKED  Sometimes I'm unable to complete all my client assessments...
 CASE STUDY  A question of boundaries
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What do I need to document when I seek direction from other care providers?

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Some of my clients do not have a primary care provider. When the care they need is outside my scope and I don’t have an NP or physician to consult with or refer them to, what can I do?

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