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IN THIS ISSUE
March 1 is the renewal deadline
New Standard on Boundaries for all B.C. nurses
Dispensing & Administering Unscheduled Drugs
Self-assessment becomes part of RN renewal
32 nurses to receive excellence awards
Q&As on the new nursing exam development
News about nurse practitioners
Early Intervention Program (Health)
Connect with the College
Use our online nurse verification service to check the registration status
of registered nurses and nurse practitioners after March 1 and throughout the year,
whenever you have a new hire. To check the status of multiple
employees, paste bulk registration numbers into "search by registration
As a result of collaboration by the nursing colleges of B.C., our
province's nurses now share a common Practice Standard on Boundaries. Read more
The College of Dietitians of B.C., the College of Pharmacists of B.C. and CRNBC confirm that when recommended by a dietitian as part of a therapeutic diet, pharmacists may dispense unscheduled drugs (vitamins and minerals) and registered nurses may administer them. Read more
Registered nurses will complete a self-assessment based on the
Professional Standards when they renew this year. After renewal, nurses
will receive a personal report based on their self-assessment. The report
will suggest resources for ongoing learning. Self-assessment responses
from the whole RN group will be compiled and made available.
The Board of the College is delighted to announce this year's CRNBC Nursing Excellence
Award recipients. A ceremony will be held on April 18 in Vancouver.
We've posted questions and answers about national exam development, content, administration and educator and student preparation.
NPs and medical marijuana
Health Canada has proposed regulatory changes to its medical marijuana
program. Be advised that NPs cannot prescribe narcotics and controlled substances.
NPs now included in driver medical exam form
The latest OSCE
Employers can refer nurses to this program, which is for nurses with any
illness that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care. A nurse's
involvement in the program is not noted on the CRNBC register. Read about the program
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