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Employed student psychiatric nurse registration


 Employed student psychiatric nurse practice responsibilities

ESPNs are at all times responsible and accountable for their practice, and all the documents referenced below are applicable to them even if the documents refer to Registered Psychiatric Nurses and not to ESPNs.
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If you are currently enrolled in a recognized psychiatric nursing education program, meet the registration requirements and have an employment offer with a BC health authority, you are eligible to apply for employed student psychiatric nurse (ESPN) status. Check out the FAQ page​ and follow the steps below to apply.

1. Prepare your documents

​Your BCCNM application will be completed online, but you'll need to provide some additional documentation: 

Note: Your documents must be current within 60 days of your completed application. ​

2. Apply
  • Create a BCCNM account

  • Complete and submit your application for employed student psychiatric nurse registration, including required documents and the assessment fee.      

Note: As part of your application, you will be asked to consent to a Criminal Records Review Act criminal record check​

3. Review by BCCNM

​Our review of your initial application may indicate the further documentation is required. If so, we will request this from you directly.

4. Application approval and payment

​If your application is approved, you will receive​ an email containing instructions detailing how to pay for your registration​. Only once payment is made will your registration be granted. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic

Applicants will need to pay the application, registration, and CNPS fees to obtain practising ESPN registration.

BCCNM will refund the application fee and a pro-rated registration fee to those who obtain practising ESPN registration during the pandemic. Refunds will be processed once the pandemic is declared ended.

For students graduating this year who register during the pandemic and will be taking out provisional registration, BCCNM will apply their registration fees to their provisional registration.

 Ready to apply?

​​​The online application process takes 20-30 minutes.

Choose one option:

Create an on​line account

or

Sign in to your online a​ccount ​
(use this option if you have already started your online application)​​