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SEPTEMBER 2021

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care

 
 
 

Message from the Registrar & CEO 

We are now over 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. While there have been moments of triumph and great progress made, it's hard to see an end in sight. With the fourth wave of the pandemic upon us, the system and those that work within it continue to be under extended and widespread strain. The challenges of providing care during this pandemic are not new, but the public discourse about vaccine passports and its impact on health professionals is.

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PHO orders, vaccinations, and use of title

  • Nurses and midwives must follow Provincial Health Officer orders, including meeting mandatory vaccination status for working at certain sites.
  • In B.C., only individuals who are BCCNM registrants have the right and privilege to use the titles: Nurse, Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife, and Registered Midwife.
  • Nurses and midwives do not share or promote misinformation that is anti-vaccine, anti-mask wearing, anti-physical distancing, or that otherwise undermines public health orders and guidance.

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Insulin Dose Adjustment DST and Competency Framework updated

These documents are referenced in the RN Scope of Practice. Read on to find out about the revisions and additions.

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Immunizations

Questions about immunizations? Looking for guidance on administering or receiving the flu shot? Check out our immunization resources and FAQs.

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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.

UPCOMING HEARINGS

 

Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. 

Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in traffic.

 
 
 

 

 

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With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​