All applications for Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) are reviewed and, if deemed appropriate, approved by the BCCNM Registration Committee.
If you have not already done so, please contact BCCNM at
firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that your situation is appropriate for SPE.
If your proposal is approved, you will obtain provisional registration status with BCCNM. The conditions on your registration will be to implement the approved SPE learning plan within six months.
Finding an employer or agency that will allow you to complete an SPE at their facility/organization is necessary
before you start working on your SPE proposal. Read the suggested steps below to ensure you identify an appropriate employer/workplace for your SPE, and that the potential employer has the information they need.
Identify and approach an agency you are interested in working with. This could be a previous employer, or an agency that you have no previous connections with.
Ensure the practice area you select provides nursing practice opportunities that fall within the definition of the practice of nursing.
Contact the agency/employer using the contact information in the table below and request a meeting to discuss the possibility of an SPE. In preparation for your meeting, send the employer the link to the
SPE: Information for employers page on our website.
First Nations Health Authority
Clinical Professional Development
Professional Practice Office (PPO), Clinical Student Placement
Professional Practice, Student Practice
Providence Health Care
Student Placement Coordinator, Professional Practice
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
Interprofessional Practice Office
Student Practice, Clinical Education
As a provisional registrant, you will have the same liability protection through your registration with BCCNM as a practising registrant; however, the employer may have concerns about their own liability risks. You may want to speak about liability protection/insurance with the agency/employer's Risk Management or Professional Practice Office, or Human Resources team. The employer may ask you to contact the Workers Compensation Board regarding your protection during an SPE.
When you find an agency willing to provide the experience, you will start preparing your proposal to the BCCNM Registration Committee. Submission to the committee should be typewritten and in electronic format. Please email your submission to the committee at email@example.com.
There are several sections to the submission. Please use the following heading on each required document for each required section:
A letter to the Registration Committee requesting to use SPE for renewal/reinstatement of registration. Please include a brief introduction of yourself, your practice history, and why you wish to return to registered practice. Also include your rationale for choosing an SPE, how you have prepared to return to practice, and the process you used to identify your learning needs.
A description of a practice area to help the committee determine the competencies required. Be sure to include:
Complete Form 67: SPE Applicant Checklist.
Please be sure to include role titles, responsibilities, employers, and time worked with each employer.
Complete the relevant sections of Form 68: SPE Agreement and provide it to the employer and preceptor to complete their relevant sections.
Provide a preceptor statement of background for the committee.
Learning and Evaluation Plan development guide to help you develop your plan.
Read the "Preparing your proposal" section lower on this page for full proposal requirements.
Learn more about how SPEs are evaluated and completed