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BCCNM recruiting RPNs for exam (RPNCE) development opportunities

Jan 3, 2024

The BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is looking for RPN volunteers 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 item writing, item review, or appointment to an Exam Committee. 

The current dates we are recruiting for are:

  • Standard setting – March 18-20, 2024
  • Item writing/item review #1 – June 17-21, 2024
  • Item writing/item review #2 – July 15-19, 2024
  • Item writing/item review #3 – Oct. 28-​Nov. 1, 2024​

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

  • Be currently registered as a practising RPN in good standing 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 flexibility 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 travel to Ottawa to participate in these multi-day exam development activities (travel costs covered by the vendor). 

How do I apply?

Email your name and up-to-date resume to, by Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. Indicate in the email that you are applying to participate in exam development opportunities for the RPNCE, and indicate which dates you may be available for in 2024. If you are selected to participate, we will contact you for an interview.


For further questions email epr​