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JULY 2024

Unshakeable confidence in nursing and midwifery care


BCCNM introduces From Awareness to Action: Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility and Anti-Racism learning series 

The new modules support nurses and midwives to further learn and understand the principles of the standard in their practice. Once you complete these modules, you can include them as part of your professional development and self-assessment work to meet the annual QA requirements.

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Survey: new practice standard

We need your input on the draft RPN Screening and Diagnostic Tests and Imaging standard. It aims to clarify expectations when ordering, performing, interpreting, and managing screening and diagnostic tests and imaging. Survey closes July 24, 2024.

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Inappropriately accessing client records

We regularly receive complaints about nurses and midwives inappropriately accessing client records. Inappropriate access includes accessing records for clients not in their care, or for reasons other than providing care.

Is it worth the risk?

Emergency response in British Columbia

BCCNM is accepting applications for temporary emergency registration (TER) to support health-care response related to environmental emergencies, such as wildfires or flooding. Non-practising registrants may be eligible to apply.

Practising registrants with BCCNM do not need temporary emergency registration. If you would like to assist with emergency response, please sign up for the Emergency Health Provider Registry.

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RN and RPN certified practice standards revised

Responsibility for managing the Certified Practice – Reproductive Health (Sexually Transmitted Infections) decision support tools (DSTs) will rest with the BC Centre for Disease Control. Revisions also clarify which DSTs certified practice nurses must follow. Effective July 10, 2024.


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.



Office closed

BCCNM's office will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.




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