Students registered with BCCNM as employed student nurses (ESNs) or employed student psychiatric nurses (ESPNs) may carry out nursing activities as a registrant. Employed student registrant (ESR) practice is about consolidating current learning by working within the competencies attained in an educational program.
On Jan. 10, 2022,
the BCCNM board approved a temporary exemption with conditions to BCCNM standards of practice pertaining to employed student registrants allowing them to perform COVID-19 testing specimen collection under the regulatory supervision of a registered nurse (RN), registered psychiatric nurse (RPN), or nurse practitioner (NP).
Students registered with BCCNM as employed student nurses (ESNs) or employed student psychiatric nurses (ESPNs) may practise nursing under the regulatory supervision of an RN or RPN. Employed student registrant (ESR) practice is about consolidating current learning by working within the competencies attained in an educational program.
Use of Title practice standard requires ESRs to use the titles "Employed Student Nurse" and "ESN" or "Employed Student Psychiatric Nurse" and "ESPN" to inform others of their registration status with BCCNM.
As per the
Employed Student Registrants practice standard, ESRs are responsible and accountable for their practice. All BCCNM standards and bylaws apply to ESRs even if the documents refer to practising nurses. If an ESR has a practice concern, they should speak with the nurse who is providing
regulatory supervision and, if necessary, contact a BCCNM Regulatory Practice Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to work as a nursing student in a health care setting, you must be registered with BCCNM as an employed student registrant.
Your employer would need to designate a manager or nurse supervisor for you to report to and make sure a nurse with the appropriate scope of practice was physically present to provide regulatory supervision when you were working.
As an employed student registrant, you would need to meet the requirements set out in the
Employed Student Registrants practice standard.
For further guidance on understanding and applying the standards of
practice, contact our team by completing the Standards Support intake form.