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2024-25 fees: Registered psychiatric nurses
Licensed practical nurse
Registered psychiatric nurse
Careers at BCCNM
Dec 6, 2023
The BCCNM Board recently approved fees for the 2024-25 registration year. A summary of fee changes is provided below; check the
for a full list of fees for registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs).
In 2024-25, practising RNs will pay $671.60 in BCCNM registration fees. The non-practising registrant fee will be $124.10. This is an increase of 12%.
Practising registrants will also pay for
CNPS professional liability protection
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC
membership (optional) during registration renewal.
Why are fees increasing?
The high rate of inflation is impacting college costs.
Legislative and regulatory changes
, including the creation of
certified practice for opioid use disorder
revisions to prescribing authority
Cultural safety and humility
: We will continue our focus on
redressing harm to Indigenous Peoples in the health care system
: As the health care system becomes more complex, so do the
we respond to. Investigations and inquiries required to
uphold nursing and midwifery standards
have led to higher costs.
Transforming our business
: The work to transform our policies, processes, and systems to enable our
and improve our efficiency and effectiveness into the future is ongoing.
Who determines BCCNM fees?
BCCNM fee decisions are made by the
, who work with college leadership to use its resources wisely and ensure that BCCNM is able to effectively meet its mandate.
What do BCCNM registration fees pay for?
Registrant fees fund the work of the college in fulfilling its mandate to protect the public. Our core work includes:
Scope of practice and standards
: We determine the scope, professional standards and practice standards. To meet changes in the health-care landscape, existing standards must be reviewed and updated regularly, and new standards developed.
Education program review and recognition
: We review and recognize education programs in BC to ensure new graduates can practise safely, competently, and ethically.
: We establish the requirements for registration and assess applicants to determine if they meet those requirements.
: We maintain a quality assurance program that promotes continued competence throughout the career of a nursing professional or midwife.
: We investigate and take action to resolve complaints related to registrant practice.
Fee reimbursement for Nurses Bargaining Association members
Registrants who are also members of the Nurses Bargaining Association are
eligible for reimbursement of their BCCNM registration fee
. This process will be managed by employers; BCCNM has no additional information available. Please note: fees for
CNPS professional liability protection and NNPBC membership
(optional) are not eligible for reimbursement.
After you complete and submit your renewal application, a payment receipt will automatically be sent to your email address on record with BCCNM. You can also update your contact information and access payment receipts in your