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Spring 2015

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Regulation Matters

A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Spring 2015
In this issue
RNs and NPs can assess financial incapability
Check your employees' registration status
Nursing updates
Dispensing case study tops in 2014
Nurses asked
Governance updates
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RNs and NPs can assess financial incapability

Recent changes to the Adult Guardianship Act now allow RNs and NPs to conduct the functional component of a financial incapability assessment and provide an opinion about an adult's capability.

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Check your employees' registration status

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners must have renewed their registration by midnight on February 28, 2015 to continue to practise after March 1, 2015. You can check employees' renewal status using our verification system. You can check bulk records, export results to Excel and view pending status. Check status

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Nursing updates

Ebola preparedness resources

We offer a number of regulatory resources for nurses around Ebola preparedness.

Controlled Drugs and Substances Prescribing

Although posted in November, this update provides a good overview of milestones as we progress toward the time when NPs in B.C. can prescribe controlled drugs and substances (CDS).

More nursing updates

New clinical resources in the Library
Nursing Matters (RN, CP and NP editions)
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Dispensing case study tops in 2014

The most read case study of 2014 dealt with direct care. It also elicited the most comments from nurses. Our social media case studies and the case study "What were the warning signs?" piqued nurses' interest as well.

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 NEWS  New authority coming for RNs and NPs
 NEWS  Excellence awards for 36 nurses
 NEWS  Nursing Community Assessment Service Initiative
 NURSES ASKED  Do my clients have the right to know my name?
 NURSES ASKED  I think I have the flu. If I call in sick, the unit will be short-staffed. Can I work?
 NEWS  Scope of Practice for Nurses: Influenza-like illness
Nurses Asked
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Sometimes we buy our patients gifts and cake for their birthdays and wonder if this is appropriate. What should we consider?

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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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Governance Updates

Why should you trust the College?

Our Registrar/CEO's latest blog post delves into this topic. Read more

QA audits bylaw

A bylaw change has been proposed concerning quality assurance audits. Read more

NCLEX FAQs for employers

We've posted a number of FAQs about the National Council Licensure Examination. Read more


Read resolved complaints

View summaries of resolved complaints

2015 OSCEs

The 2015 Objective Structured Clinical Exams will be on June 21, 2015 (Family and Pediatric) and December 6, 2015 (Family and Adult).

Nursing community assessment service

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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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