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Nurse practitioner edition


APRIL 2024

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care


Appropriate use of "doctor" in your credentials

Reserved titles are a central and critical public protection element of B.C.'s health professions regulatory framework. The use of title learning resource now includes guidance on the appropriate use of "doctor." It’s important to clarify your role to avoid confusion.



Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day

On April 10, 2024, we celebrate the third annual Indigenous Nurses Day in B.C. This day is an opportunity for Indigenous nurses and their allies to come together and collaborate toward solutions to preserve the cultural integrity and traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples. This year's theme is "Transforming Lives, Rooted in Healing, Nurtured by Wisdom."


Reminder: Complete the NP practice validation survey by April 24

On March 20, 2024, all nurse practitioners received an email from BCCNM that included a link to a practice validation survey. If you haven’t already, please take 30 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses will help ensure the new NP entry-to-practice exam under development reflects current NP practice in Canada, and accurately tests new graduates' readiness to enter the profession. 

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Inquiry, Discipline, and Monitoring updates

BCCNM publishes a variety of professional conduct notices on its website. These notices include consent agreements, Discipline Committee and Inquiry Committee notices, and Inquiry and Discipline hearing notices. While all of these notices are public information, only exceptional outcomes (i.e., Inquiry Committee order, Discipline order, hearing outcome) and circumstances (i.e., discipline hearing) are highlighted in registrant newsletters.





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