Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) is one of several options for applicants who do not meet BCCNM's basic practice hour requirement. Applicants with an approved SPE proposal are granted BCCNM provisional registration for a period of six months with limits/conditions, in order to complete 400 hours of practice under the guidance and supervision of a qualified preceptor. Following the successful completion of an SPE, a registrant is eligible for practising registration with BCCNM.
BCCNM recognizes that each applicant is unique, and it is the sum of the individual’s background and experiences that helps determine whether an SPE is right for you. However, here are some of the characteristics of a suitable candidate. While it is essential you are a self-directed learner and you are able to independently organize a preceptorship,
it is not mandatory for you to have all the criteria below.
If you are an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN), or if you do not meet the practice experience criteria but want to pursue this option as an alternative to transitional coursework, please contact us.