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The ​​licensed practical nurse understands, upholds and promotes the ethical standards of the nursing profession.


  1. Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times.
  2. Represents self clearly and accurately with respect to name, title and role.
  3. Respects and protects client worth, dignity, uniqueness and diversity.
  4. Protects client information and maintains privacy and confidentiality.
  5. Recognizes, respects and promotes the client’s right to be informed and make informed choices.
  6. Begins, maintains and ends nurse-client relationships in a way that puts the client’s needs first.
  7. Identifies the effect of own values, beliefs and experiences when providing nursing care.
  8. Identifies ethical issues, recognizes potential conflicts; takes action to prevent or resolve them by communicating with the health care team and consulting with the appropriate people; and evaluates effectiveness of actions.
  9. Makes decisions about the allocation of resources under one’s control based on the needs of the client.
  10. Recognizes and respects the contribution of others on the health care team.
  11. Treats colleagues, students and other health care workers in a respectful manner​​​.

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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​