A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
MAiD update: Revised Scope of Practice standard
On June 17, 2016, Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) became law. CRNBC has revised the RN Scope of Practice standard that establishes standards, limits and conditions for RNs assisting in the provision of MAiD.
Notice of cancellation: Jacqueline Orina, #0728586
On March 22, 2016, the CRNBC Inquiry Committee approved a Consent Agreement cancelling the registration of Jacqueline Orina. Ms. Orina is barred from working as a registered nurse in B.C.
Read this notice and other consensual complaint resolutions.
Unofficial registrant verification sites
It has come to our attention that a site is representing itself as a legitimate option to check the status of various regulated health professionals in B.C., including registered nurses and nurse practitioners. This site and others represent a risk to the public, and should not be used to verify RN or NP registration.
Update: Controlled drugs and substances prescribing
With the introduction of a CDS learning module and board-approved prescribing standard, we're getting closer to the day when nurse practitioners can write prescriptions for controlled drugs and substances (CDS).
Three nursing colleges will co-create new regulator
CRNBC, with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. will be co-creating a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges. This new body will regulate all nurses in B.C.: LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs.
Changes to B.C.'s drug schedules: Naloxone
On March 22, 2016, Health Canada changed the Federal Prescription Drug list to allow for non-prescription naloxone. CRNBC’s current limits and conditions for dispensing, compounding or administering naloxone remain in effect until they are updated to support non-prescription naloxone.
More nursing updates
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.
2015 NCLEX results
Read the NCLEX results for 2015 to learn how nursing students fared across the country on the entry-to-practice exam.
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