Nurse practitioners (NP) were first regulated in B.C. in 2005. NPs must meet advanced requirements to register as NPs and use the NP title. These nursing professionals are educated in a master's program.
are primary care providers
are regulated for reasons of public safety and to support a sustainable health care system
bring the nursing focus of teaching, counseling and support to the diagnostic and treatment they provide
work in many practice settings and within a flexible regulatory system that provides strong educational preparation, rigorous registration requirements, and rigorous practice oversight