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Becoming a nurse

Learn about what nursing means in British Columbia and how to become a nurse.

COVID-19: Info for nursing students & educ​ators​ 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, BCCNM is aware of and monitoring the impact on nursing education programs, faculty and students, and we want to extend​ our help as needed. Learn more​»​​​​​​​​​

 What BCCNM does

BCCNM's purpose is to protect the public by effectively regulating licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses.

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

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.​