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​Get involved! Consider joining a BCCNM committee

We're always accepting applications. To complement our existing members, more nurses, midwives and members of the public are needed.​​

The Registration Committee (RC) decides makes decisions on non-routine registration applications. Examples of non-routine cases include: 

  • ​initial applicants with character or fitness issues that staff identify in pre-assessment
  • internationally educated nurse applicants 
  • reinstatement applicants with regulatory history
  • supervised practice experience applicants
  • variance requests for applicants with limits and conditions on their practice

The RC also determines what applicants need to do to meet registration requirements. This may include completing programs or course work.


Midwife registrants, nurse registrants, and members of the public make up the RC. Appointment terms are one, two, or three years. A person can serve on the RC for up to six consecutive years.


RC members take part in one to four meetings per year. RC meets by teleconference or WebEx in panels of three to five committee members. Meetings are usually one to two hours.

Registration staff share meeting materials a week before the meeting. Panel members commit to reviewing these materials in advance of the meeting. Preparation time averages the length of the scheduled meeting.

New committee members attend several sessions for onboarding and computer system training. BCCNM offers other learning opportunities each year.

Committee composition matrix

The committee composition matrix describes the professional or academic skills committee members may require. It also includes other attributes relevant to the committee work. These include personal values, lived experience, varied backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge.