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Call for volunteers: RPNs for exam (RPNCE) development opportunities

Feb 5, 2021

​The BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is looking for RPN volunteers to participate in upcoming opportunities for the ongoing development of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE). Successful candidates may be invited by the exam vendor to participate in opportunities may include item writing, item review, or appointment to an Exam Committee, among others. 

To be considered for participation, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be currently registered  as an RPN with BCCNM;
  • Possess psychiatric nursing experience beyond the basic level, acquired either through education preparation or clinical experience;
  • Have knowledge of current practice for registered psychiatric nurses beginning to practice;
  • View psychiatric nursing and the nursing process in broad, general terms;
  • Possess flexi​bility in using different approaches to solving problems;
  • Think critically and creatively, and express ideas effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Be able to work well in a group;
  • Be able to work intensively on a project;
  • Possess basic computer literacy (e.g., Microsoft Word).

In addition, you will need to:

  • Be willing and available to participate in one to two sessions, either in late spring or early fall of 2021.
  • Have access to high-speed internet.

How to apply

Email your name and up-to-date resume to, by February 28, 2021. Indicate in the email that you are applying to participate in exam development opportunities for the RPNCE. If you are selected to participate, we will contact you about next steps in March.


Please send your questions to

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

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