A resource for employers of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
In focus: elder care
Protecting vulnerable seniors
Due to a number of investigations that have taken place recently, and the subsequent suspensions, CRNBC has been raising awareness around elder care. Read more about the disciplinary action taken by the College when a nurse failed to report elder abuse, and the related resources we included to help registrants understand their accountability to their clients.
Other elder care information
Notice of suspension: Edgardo Santiago
CRNBC on April 25, 2017, suspended Edgardo Santiago of Victoria, B.C. for five months as part of a consensual agreement reached to address his inappropriate conduct.
Naloxone: changes related to emergency use for opioid overdose
Changes have been made to provincial and federal regulations to fully de-schedule naloxone for emergency use to treat a suspected opioid overdose in any setting. Find out more and review the revised Dispensing Medications practice standard.
More nursing updates
The 2016 NCLEX results are in
The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators have just released their NCLEX results, find out how B.C. students fared in 2016.
My Professional Plan soft launch begins in June!
New Quality Assurance app to streamline multisource feedback for nurses
Beginning June 15, CRNBC will start requiring nurses to use the new QA app to complete multisource feedback every five years. A new group of nurses will be chosen to participate each year.
Here's the feedback from the My Professional Plan pilot
We’re pleased to report the My Professional Plan pilot was a success! Find out more about the pilot, the web app, and how it will impact quality assurance requirements.
Now’s a good time to take a fresh look at the Professional Standards
The Professional Standards outline the achievable levels of performance that patients and the public expect of nurses in the province. We are encouraging all registrants to take another look at these Standards, we've even put them into a handy table – helpful for appraisals and self-assessments.
Professional Standards - Domains
Need a CRNBC refresher? This overview is here to help.
We've updated two key documents: one that outlines how CRNBC regulates RNs and NPs, and one that summarizes all the legislation relevant to nursing practice.
What are we supervising when we provide regulatory supervision?
I work in the emergency department. Carrying out "emergency activities" is a part of my job. My employer says the emergency exemption covers these situations.
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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