A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
The role of a nurse
Read the advice that we've provided to registrants about participating in physician-assisted death, and the resources currently in place to support them.
Important: Check your employees' registration status
Registered nurses and nurse practitioners must have renewed their registration by midnight on February 29, 2016 to continue to practise on or after March 1. Practising without registration is illegal.
Use our nurse verification tool to check your employees' registration status to ensure they are legally able to practise. You can check up to 2,000 nurses at a time and export the results to Excel.
Check your employees' registration status now
NP Practice Analysis results released
The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators has released the findings of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Practice Analysis. The analysis has uncovered key information that will inform future regulatory decisions in NP practice across Canada.
Update: Prescribing controlled drugs and substances
We're getting closer to the day when nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances (CDS). There were two important developments in January.
Consensual complaint resolutions
Consensual complaint resolutions can include important conditions or restrictions placed on a nurse's practice that employers need to know about. Read the most recent consensual complaint resolutions now.
NPs can now order MRIs
It's now within the scope of NP practice to order Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.
Revised nursing regulations
On December 3, 2015, the B.C. government brought revised nursing regulations for B.C. nurses into effect.
More nursing updates
When we have to work over census or short-staffed, I'm concerned that client care may be compromised. What should I do?
What happens if a client signs a consent form, but doesn't really understand what is happening?
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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