As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to become a longer-term issue, BCCNM continues to monitor the impact on nursing and midwifery education programs, faculty, and students. BCCNM will continue to work collaboratively with education institutions, the Ministries of Health and Advanced Education, Skills, and Training, the health authorities, and others to help ensure student practice education continues with safety of all in the forefront.
In response to directives from education institutions or health authorities, nursing and midwifery programs may be required to move to virtual instruction or to cancel classes, labs and/or student practice placements, as part of safeguarding patients, students, and faculty. Practice learning experiences with clients across the lifespan and in diverse practice settings are essential for students to achieve the BCCNM entry-level competencies and Standards of Practice.
Below are a few key points to consider as students and schools adjust and plan for learning during the pandemic:
Consultation with BCCNM Education Consultants is available if further guidance is required: