Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care
Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced she is issuing a new public health order requiring all regulated health professionals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This expands upon an order issued in October 2021 and will go into effect on March 24, 2022.
Cultural safety, cultural humility & anti-racism
New practice standard for nurses and midwives
On Jan. 27, 2022, the BCCNM board approved a new practice standard: Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility, and anti-racism.
This new standard takes effect Feb. 25, 2022.
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Resources for the new standard
To help registrants prepare for the new practice standard, we've put together a preliminary list of readings, videos, courses, and reports that you may find helpful as you begin or continue your learning journey about Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility, and anti-racism.
This list will be added to over the coming weeks and months so check back frequently!
Nurses and midwives must register with BCCNM to provide care to people in B.C.
Nurses and midwives must be registered with BCCNM to practise as a nurse or midwife in B.C., whether providing services in-person or using a virtual care method.
PRESCRIBING OF PHARMACEUTICAL ALTERNATIVES FOR SAFER SUPPLY
New procedures for harm reduction prescriptions
Prescribers and pharmacists are asked to add “SA” (safer alternative) to prescriptions and PharmaNet entries for prescribed harm reduction drugs. This will improve data for safer supply programs and identify unintended risks or harms.
I'm an NP who wants to work as an RN. Can I do this?
Yes. Practising NP registration allows you to also practise as an RN. When working as an RN, you work within the RN role and scope of practice. And you use the title RN, not NP, when working in the RN role.
Find out what else you should consider.
Legal considerations in nursing and more about the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
There’s still time to register! Join CNPS on Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST for a live webinar about legal considerations in nursing over the past year, including nursing shortages, virtual care, social media, and MAID. An overview of CNPS core services will also be provided. Question and answer session to follow.
Looking for your 2021 tax receipt?
Your 2021 tax receipt is available. You can download it by signing into your BCCNM account through the link below.
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.
BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 for Family Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in traffic.
For more information: bccnm.ca
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