Focus remains on disseminating the new LPN Regulation


For the past year, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and CLPNBC have explored the possibility of creating a new regulatory body for all nurses in British Columbia. Part of this exploration included the identification and analysis of the risks and benefits to the public related to having one nursing regulator.


The Board of CLPNBC is committed to continued successful collaborative work with the other provincial nursing regulators. However, they believe it is not in the public interest for CLPNBC to move forward with plans for one nursing regulator at this time as our resources and practical nursing expertise must remain focused on disseminating the new Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation. 

The Board is very pleased to have a new Regulation. We believe that CLPNBC’s priority at this time is to develop standards, limits and conditions and disseminate the Regulations which is clearly and directly within our public protection mandate. The Regulation is transformational for LPNs as it introduces significant changes to LPN practice and requires education for LPNs, employers, educators and other stakeholders to promote public safety.

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