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​All applications for Supervised Practice Experience (SPE) are reviewed and, if deemed appropriate, approved by the BCCNM Registration Committee.

How to apply for an SPE

  1. If you have not already done so, please contact BCCNM at to confirm that your situation is appropriate for SPE.

  2. Submit an online application for practicing registration.
  3. Obtain support from the emplo​yer/agency with whom you would like to complete your SPE (see below).
  4. Prepare a proposal to the BCCNM Registration Committee for approval using the format provided below.
  5. Submit the proposal to the Registration Committee at
  6. 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 learni​ng plan within six months.​

​Obtaining support from an employer/agency

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.​

​​Suggested s​teps for obtaining su​pport from an employer or agency
  1. ​Read the SPE roles and responsibilities page.
  2. Identify and approach an agency you are interested in wo​​rking with. This could be a previous employer, or an agency that you have no previous connections with. 

  3. Ensure t​​he practice area you select provides nursing practice opportunities that fall within the definition of the practice of nursing. 

  4. Conta​​ct 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. ​

  5. Health Authority Department Email

    First Nations Health Authority​

    Collaborative Practice

    Fraser Health

    Clinical Professional Development

    Interior Health

    Professional Practice Office (PPO), Clinical Student Placement

    Island Health

    Professional Practice, Student Practice

    Northern Health

    Professional Practice

    Providence Health Care

    Student Placement Coordinator, Professional Practice

    Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

    Student Practice

    Vancouver Coastal

    Student Practice, Clinical Education​

  6. 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 B​oard regarding your protection during an SPE. ​​​​

​Preparing your proposal

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​​.

There are several sections to the submission. Please use the following heading on each required document for each required section:

​​1. Cover letter/statement to the committee​

​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.​

2. Practice area

​A description of a practice area to help the committee determine the competencies required. Be sure to include:

  • Name and location of the sponsoring agency
  • Description of practice setting (hospital, home)
  • Specific requirements (if any) of sponsoring agency (e.g., TB skin test)
  • Description of client population characteristics (number of clients, age, major health problems)
  • Focus of the nursing care activities (e.g., health promotion, prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, palliation)
  • Complement of health care professionals/interdisciplinary team members working in the area
  • A brief outline of the nursing knowledge, skills, attitudes, and judgments that are required to provide care to clients in this area
  • Pertinent issues (if applicable) of importance in the area (e.g., ethical, workload)
  • Agency/employer orientation plans
​​3. Form 67: SPE Applicant Checklist 

Complete Form 67: SPE Applicant Checklist.

​​4. Resume 

Please be sure to include role titles, responsibilities, employers, and time worked with each employer.

​​5. Form 68: SPE Agreement

Complete the relevant sections of Form 68: SPE Agreement​ and provide it to the employer and preceptor to complete their relevant sections​.

​​6. Preceptor statement of background​

Provide a preceptor statement of background for the committee.​

​​7. Learning and evaluation pl​an​

Please include:

  • A brief description of the process you used to identify your learning needs
  • Objectives (learning outcomes)
  • Learning activities
  • Evaluation plans (including methods and tools)
  • Plan sequence and time frames (minimum 400 hours implemented within six months)

​​​​Use the Learning and Evaluation Plan development guide​ to help you develop your plan. ​​​​​​​​​​​

 Application forms

Read the "Preparing your proposal" section lower on this page for full proposal requirements.

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