On January 9, the Government of BC announced funding to support former nurses to return to practice after an extended absence. These bursaries will be available by the end of January 2023; for more information please contact Health Match BC at
If you are planning on leaving or returning to practice during or shortly after the renewal period, there are specific dates and deadlines to be aware of.
No. However, you can use the follow titles depending on your qualifications:
Check with your employer and/or disability insurance company before you make changes to your status. Some disability carriers or employers may require you to maintain practising or non-practising registration to receive benefits.
If you are a former or non-practising BCCNM registrant, you must submit a reinstatement application to return to nursing practice. Please submit your reinstatement application at least
one month before your estimated return to work date.