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What's new for renewal
The registration renewal period begins Feb. 1, 2022. Read on to find out what you need to know for renewal this year.
JAN. 10, 2022
Under regulatory supervision, Employed Student Registrants can now perform specimen collection for COVID-19 testing
The BCCNM board approved a temporary exemption, with conditions, to BCCNM standards of practice pertaining to employed student registrants, which allows them to perform COVID-19 testing specimen collection under the regulatory supervision of a registered nurse (RN), registered psychiatric nurse (RPN), or nurse practitioner (NP). These changes take effect immediately.
Caring for yourself
Her shift hasn’t started and already Doris is snapping at a colleague. She knows she’s becoming increasingly short-tempered as winter sets in.
Each year Doris finds it harder to manage this time of the year. She is often grumpy with friends and co-workers — she has to force herself to be pleasant. She’s started taking breaks alone to avoid talking to others. Her shifts seem to drag and she has to work to stay focused.
Cultural safety & humility
BCCNM and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. have been collaborating on a new standard, Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism.
As part of helping registrants prepare for this new standard, we've put together a preliminary list of learning resources, and we'll be adding to this list over the coming weeks and months.
New feature: text message sign-in
Tired of remembering your password? Sign up for our text message sign-in service! It's a secure, easy method to sign into your online account.
Legal considerations in nursing and more about the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CNPS is offering a webinar to provide an overview of legal considerations in nursing over the past year, including nursing shortages, virtual care, social media, and MAID, among others. This webinar will also review CNPS Core Services, such as professional liability protection, legal advice and assistance, and risk-management education.
CNPS invites all nurses to attend. Two options are available:
Working with limited resources webinar: recording available
In November 2021, the Nursing Policy Secretariat facilitated a provincial webinar on working with limited resources in collaboration with BCCNM, the BC Nurses’ Union, the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of B.C., the Provincial Nursing and Allied Health Council, and the Canadian Nurses Protective Society. A recording of the webinar is now available.
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.
For more information: bccnm.ca
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