Temporary emergency registration enables eligible individuals to register quickly on a short-term basis to assist with emergency health care response in B.C. BCCNM is currently granting temporary emergency registration to assist with COVID-19 pandemic efforts.
Current non-practising licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who are in good standing and meet the practice hours requirement
Former B.C. LPN registrants who are in good standing and meet the practice hours requirement
LPNs with current practising registration in good standing in Canada
LPNs in the Canadian armed forces.
Practice hours: Even during emergencies, BCCNM needs to maintain requirements to ensure that registered individuals are able to practice safely and competently in the current and rapidly changing health care environment. Learn more about the practice hours requirements.
Internationally educated applicants who have not yet submitted an application and/or not met the requirements for practising registration in B.C.
Applicants whose record with the college includes evidence of not meeting the good character, fitness or competence to practice requirements
Applicants who have not yet passed the exam requirement for the nursing role they are applying for (but may be eligible for provisional registration, if the exam is the only requirement outstanding).
Applicants who have outstanding Inquiry Committee matters.
Applicants who have been denied registration.
Important: Download and save the application form before completing all sections.
Once you have completed all sections of the application form, please email your application to BCCNM Registration at email@example.com.
Once you have submitted your application, a member of the Registration team may follow up with you for more information while assessing your application.
Temporary Emergency Registration is granted for periods of 180 days and will be automatically extended as long as the public health emergency remains in effect. BCCNM will work with government, the health authorities and other stakeholders to determine when to end temporary emergency registration. When BCCNM announces that TER is repealed, the registration of individuals holding TER will expire 15 days following the announcement. Current TERs will be communicated with directly to inform them of their updated registration expiry date.
B.C. nursing students who are not currently registered with BCCNM may apply to become an employed student registrant by following the instructions on our website. All applicants will need to pay the application, registration, and CNPS fees to obtain ESN or ESPN registration.
BCCNM will refund the application fee and a pro-rated registration fee for the duration of the pandemic. Refunds will be processed once the COVID-19 pandemic is declared ended.
Individuals who have held ESN registration in the past can reinstate their ESN registration. They do this by logging into their BCCNM account and applying for ESN registration. BCCNM will refund the application fee and a pro-rated registration fee to those who obtain ESN registration during the pandemic.
Please contact BCCNM Registration Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are experiencing a high volume of emails and phone calls. Your email will be responded to in priority order; please do not follow up by phone. Thank you for your assistance.