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Controls on nursing practice

Part 1: The basis for scope of practice

There are four levels of controls on registered nurses' practice:

  1. Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation, which sets out the scope of practice in fairly broad strokes.
  2. BCCNM standards, limits and conditions, which complement and further define and limit the scope of practice set out in the Regulation.
  3. Employer/organizational policies, which may restrict registered nurses' practice in a particular agency or unit.
  4. An individual registered nurse's competence to carry out a particular activity.

Controls on practice ​​