— September 2016 | Vol. 3 Issue #9 —

Wanted: CLPNBC committee members

Are you, or someone you know, looking for an interesting professional development opportunity? CLPNBC has vacancies on its Discipline, Quality Assurance and Registration committees for LPNs and members of the public.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved and make an impact! Committee work helps CLPNBC protect the public.

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Counting practice hours is important

Between January 2014 and December 2018, all LPNs will need to have worked 1,125 hours to be eligible to renew their practising registration for 2019. This minimum number of hours is one indicator of your competence to practise.

Each year when you renew your registration you enter the number of hours you worked in the past year. You can count hours worked as a practising LPN in:

  • paid employment
  • self-employment
  • volunteer work
  • committee work
  • a nursing regulatory college/union/association
  • an educator role
  • a managerial role

You cannot count time you were absent from work for reasons such as sickness, vacation or disability, or hours you worked in a non-LPN role such as a care aide or housekeeper.

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Meet our new Board members!

Jocelyn Bradley was elected by acclamation in the Lower Mainland (district 1) for a second term.

Kerry Howell was re-elected to CLPNBC’s Board in our highest election turnout in Island/Coast Garibaldi (district 2) history.

Virginia Gerbrandt was appointed by the Board to fill the vacancy in the Okanagan (district 4).

Rachelle Robichaud was elected by acclamation in the East/Central Kootenay (district 5).

BC District map

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QUIZ: I have non-practising registration with CLPNBC. I have been looking after my sick grandmother. Can I count this as nursing practice hours?



Jurisprudence Exam – time is running out

  • If 2016 is your Jurisprudence year, you only have 8 weeks to complete the exam.
  • If you don’t complete this requirement by October 31, you will not be eligible to renew your registration.
  • Check to make sure you completed the exam – the education is optional. The exam does not have videos or a professional practice rating.
  • Find out exactly how much time you have left here.

Mark your calendar! Online registration renewal opens November 1

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