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Part 2: Scope of practice standards

Scope of practice standards establish the standards, limits and conditions for registered nurses’ practice.

Autonomous scope of practice and client-specific orders

Scope of Practice Standards establish the standards, limits and conditions for registered nurses’ practice. These scope of practice standards link to other standards, policies and bylaws of BCCNM and all legislation relevant to nursing practice.

For the purposes of these scope of practice standards, the "RN Regulation" refers to the Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation which applies to registered nurses, licensed graduate nurses and nurse practitioners in British Columbia.

Organizations establish processes, supports and resources such as policies, procedures and decision support tools to ensure that nurses meet the standards of practice set out by BCCNM.

In this section

Introduction

Acting within autonomous scope of practice

Acting with client-specific orders

Giving client-specific orders

Prescribing

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