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Temporary emergency registration available

Jun 14, 2024

BCCNM is accepting applications for temporary emergency registration to support emergency health-care response related to environmental emergencies – such as wildfires or flooding – this summer. Temporary emergency registrants can practice nursing in British Columbia for up to 180 days, with possibility of extension if required.


Practising registrants with BCCNM do not need temporary emergency registration. If you would like to assist with emergency response, please sign up for the Emergency Health Provider Registry​
Nursing professionals
  • Practising licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) in another Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Non-practising registrants with BCCNM. 
  • Former registrants with BCCNM. 
  • LPNs, NPs, RNs, and RPNs in the Canadian or United States Armed Forces.
  • Practising midwives in another Canadian province or territory.
  • Non-practising midwives with BCCNM. ​ 
  • Former registrants with BCCNM.

To apply, visit the application page for your profession:

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​