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Registered Nurses


​​BCCNM sets the entry level requirements for anyone applying for registration as an RN in B.C. This means that the c​ollege works with universitie​​s and colleges to review their nursing education programs so that anyone studying to become a registered nurse will be prepared to pass the required registration exam.

To become registered in British Columbia a person must have completed a baccalaureate​ nursing education program, met competence requirements, passed the registration exam and consented to a criminal record check.

Nursing abilities are based in four categories: 

  • Professional Responsibility and Accountability 
  • Self-Regulation 
  • Knowledge-based Practice 
  • Client-Focused Provision of Service
  • Ethical Practice  ​

The client is the person central to a​​ll nursing practice.​​