- July 2016 | Vol. 3 Issue #7 -

Three nursing colleges joining to co-create new regulator

The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC), the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC) and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) are excited to announce we will be co-creating a new nursing body that will replace our existing colleges. This new body will regulate all nurses in BC: LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs.

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Updated practice standards

To align with changes in the Regulation, the Board approved changes to three practice standards – Documentation, Medication Administration and Working with Health Care Assistants. The changes incorporate an LPN’s ability to make a nursing diagnosis. All of the practice standards have been re-branded so they are easier to read.

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Mark your calendar – November 30 is an important deadline

Annual registration renewal begins on November 1 each year. To make sure you are ready to work on January 1, submit your renewal application and fees before November 30. All applications not completed and paid for by this time could experience delays in processing.

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Did You Know? – Intradermal Injections

Hong Wei, an LPN, works in a provincial corrections facility. Robert, an inmate, requires a tuberculosis (TB) skin test. Hong Wei has acquired the competencies established by BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to carry out TB screening. She knows she can carry out this activity without an order.

What will Hong Wei do next?

photo courtesy of CDC and Greg Knobloch

Jurisprudence update

Will you be ready to work next year? If 2016 is your Jurisprudence exam year, we encourage you to complete the exam before the October 31 deadline! Remember, completing the Jurisprudence exam is one of the requirements for renewing your registration for 2017.

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New resources for LPNs

Are you looking for help identifying your personal risks and risks in your practice environment that may affect your ability to practise safely, competently and ethically? If so, this new resource will give you an opportunity for reflection.

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2016 Board election updates and results

The nomination period for the 2016 Board elections in District 1, 2, 4 and 5 closed on June 24, 2016.

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photo courtesy of Rob Boudon

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