NEWS FOR EMPLOYERS
A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
Colleges issue joint statement on dispensing
CRNBC and the College of Pharmacists of B.C. developed a joint statement on dispensing medications which addresses shared scopes of practice and nurse dispensing.
Colleges agree to standardize public notices
B.C.'s 22 health profession colleges recently agreed to standardize the publication of notices of action taken under the Health Professions Act regarding complaints.
Case study: What were the warning signs?
Nurses like how our case studies translate the standards to practise. This case study considers a challenge many health care professionals face; knowing the signs, and when and how to act.
Changes to employed student registration
Students are now required to collect school enrolment information as well as employer information.
New application process for internationally educated nurses
Initial applications for registration from internationally educated nurses are now reviewed by the National Nursing Assessment Service. The service brings a consistent, national approach to evaluating IEN applications.
Professional Support Program to be retired
The arrival of email, social media and the Internet fundamentally changed how we communicate with our volunteers and nurses in BC. The goals of the Professional Support Program are still relevant, but how we achieve them has changed dramatically. As a result, we will retire this program at the end of 2014.
Revised dispensing standard now in effect
This standard outlines the expectations for nurses when they dispense.
The BC Centre for Disease Control updated the decision support tools and competencies for TB screening. We subsequently updated the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses: Standards, Limits, Conditions.
More nursing updates
Recommended: Handbook for Action on Child Abuse and Neglect
handbook (PDF) explores the role of nurses in helping to keep children safe. See also our
CEO blog post, "Every child needs a champion."
I think I have the flu. If I call in sick, the unit will be short-staffed. Can I work?
What's the difference between pronouncement of death and certification of death?
Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), for family and adult nurse practitioner candidates is on Sunday, December 7.
The majority of complaints are resolved through a consensual resolution process.
View summaries of resolved complaints
Verify the registration status of new RN or NP employees through our
Employers can refer nurses to our
Early Intervention Program (Health), for nurses with any illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care.
Regulation Matters is a quarterly resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in B.C. It contains timely information about nursing regulation and issues relating to our mandate that may impact your work.
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