Nurse practitioners must have a minimum of 900 practice hours as a nurse practitioner (family, adult, pediatrics) in the three years immediately preceding renewal. At least 300 hours must include direct clinical practice with clients.
If you are an educator for a BCCNM-recognized NP education program, time spent in clinical practice oversight of nurse practitioner students can be counted toward your clinical practice hours requirement.
Nurse practitioner practice hours build upon entry-level competencies by applying them to clinical practice, education, administration, or research. You must have:
You will self-report your practice hours for the previous year on your registration renewal application. You'll be asked to provide a total number of hours, rather than a breakdown of direct clinical versus other types of NP practice. However, please keep this detailed information for your records in the event that your practice hours are audited.
Contact BCCNM Registration at
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation.