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BCCNM's Strategic Plan
Following extensive consultation with internal and external partners, we are pleased to share our Strategic Plan for the next five years.
Updated practice hours requirement better reflects NP practice
We’ve updated the practice hours requirement to reflect the variety of roles that nurse practitioners practise in today. NPs must complete a minimum of 900 practice hours in the three years prior to renewal, including at least 300 direct clinical practice hours.
Upcoming changes to nursing regulations
On Oct. 7, the Ministry of Health posted proposed amendments to the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation and the Nurses (Registered Psychiatric) Regulation. The amendments propose a new area of certified practice that would allow RNs and RPNs to prescribe, compound, dispense, and administer Schedule I and IA drugs to treat opioid use disorder, if they meet certain conditions.
Register for the Nov. 23 AGM by Nov. 20
We have not received any formal resolutions from the board or registrants. If you wish to ask a question to be addressed at the AGM, please send it to email@example.com.
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2022 BCCNM board election is underway!
All eligible nurses were emailed their online ballot Oct. 31. Be sure to vote by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 18. If you haven't received your ballot email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about candidates and voting
Explore the medication module
This resource is designed to help you understand and apply the principles in the Medication practice standard to your nursing practice. We'll focus on administration and dispensing medication activities as well as a review of the key concepts.
Newborn Screening BC
Effective immediately, Newborn Screening BC has expanded its blood spot card screening panel to include three new treatable conditions.
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 Friday, Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.
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