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2023-24 Registration fees: Licensed practical nurses

Dec 2, 2022

​The BCCNM Board recently approved fees for the 2023-24 registration year. A summary of fee changes is provided below; check the fees page for a full list of fees for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).  

BCCNM registration fees

In 2023-24, practising LPNs will pay $600.24 in BCCNM registration fees, a 15% increase over last year's fee ($78.29).

Registrant class
Practising or provisional LPN
Non-practising LPN

​Optional: Association membership

LPNs have the option of purchasing association (NNPBC) membership when renewing their registration. If selected, the association membership fee will be added to your renewal invoice, in addition to your registration fees. NNPBC has increased their association fee by 15% for 2023-24 to $48.29, including GST. To learn more about the association's 2023-24 fees and benefits of membership, visit the NNPBC website

Why are fees going up?

We understand that nurses and midwives may be frustrated that our fees are increasing this year, particularly when working in healthcare is so challenging. This increase is due to a number of factors, including:

  • Inflation: the college, like everyone else, is dealing with high inflation rates.

  • Savings in reserve: last year, the board appro​ved​ a conservative average fee increase to give some reprieve to our registrants. This meant BCCNM used savings to cover costs associated with running the college. Our savings are now running low, and we can’t mitigate fee increases to the same extent for 2023.

  • Cultural safety and humility: this year, BCCNM upheld its commitme​nt to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous clients, including the publication of a new practice standard and learning resources to support registrants.

  • Pandemic costs, including complying with PHO orders and directives.

  • Government directives and requests: new legislationinitia​tives, and revised nursing and midwifery regulations including policy work regarding medical assistance in dying, medical aesthetics​, and RN/RPN opioid agonist treatment (OAT) prescribing.

  • More complex investigations and files: recent increases in complaints and issues have led to higher costs associated with upholding nursing and midwifery standards.

  • Amalgamation: BCCNM continues to transition policies, processes and IT systems to support the amalgamation of four colleges. This work will increase our long-term efficiency and effectiveness for nurses, midwives, the public accessing our systems, and our teams.

The BCCNM board, with help from the Finance and Audit Committee, continues to work with BCCNM’s leadership to ensure the college uses its resources wisely and can effectively deliver on its mandate.