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Examples of activities that are not restricted are:

  • Applying and managing physical restraints and seclusion.
  • Assisting with activities of daily living.
  • Completing a mental status examination.
  • Collecting, storing and transporting specimens.
  • Counselling clients.
  • Providing crisis intervention.
  • Dispensing and administering some medications (e.g., Schedule III drugs).
  • Administering and dispensing unscheduled naloxone.
  • Educating students and colleagues on psychiatric nursing concepts.
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion, prevention and maintenance strategies.
  • Pronouncing death.
  • Conducting risk assessments.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate documentation.
  • Using evidence-based resources to interpret clinical observations and to support decisions.
  • Using and engaging in psychiatric nursing research.​

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900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​