Frequently Asked Questions

PRACTICAL NURSE EXAM

Applying to write the CPNRE

  • Q: How much does it cost to write the exam?

    A. In 2013, the cost for the first exam writing is $600.00 which includes the interim license fee. See fee schedule.

  • Q: Can I get a refund if I do not write the exam?

    A. No. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia does not issue exam refunds.

    You MUST give the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia 30 day’s written notice before the exam date in order for your fees to be carried over to the next exam writing.

  • Q: Can I write the exam in another province?

    A. Yes. Contact the Examinations Coordinator for more information.

  • Q: What should i do if I haven't heard where I am to write the exam?

    A. If you haven’t received any information two weeks prior to the exam date, please contact the Examinations Coordinator.

  • Q: Are there any resources to help me prepare for the exam?

    A. The Canadian Practical Nurse Prep Guide may be available from your PN school bookstore or library, or you may purchase one by contacting Assessment Strategies Incorporated.

Examination Day

  • Q: How much time do I have to write the exam?

    A. Four hours maximum is allowed

  • Q: Are the exam questions multiple choice?

    A. Yes. Visit the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam website for more details about exam questions.

  • Q: Are there questions with two possible answers?

    A. Each exam question contains a stem with four possible answers. One answer is the correct (or best) answer and the remaining options are incorrect (or less correct). Visit the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam website for more details about exam questions.

  • Q: What can I take into the exam with me?

    A. Please refer to the guide that was developed by Assessment Strategies Inc. —  the company that develops the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam.

  • Q: What happens if I have an emergency and cannot write the exam?

    A. It will be considered a failed attempt and you will be required to pay the exam fee for the next registered exam writing.

  • Q: How many times can I write the exam?

    A. The exam can be written 3 times only:
    • •  The second attempt MUST be within one year of the first attempt. (e.g. if first attempt is January 2012, then second attempt no later than January 2013)
    • •   The third attempts MUST be within the two year period following the first attempt. (e.g. if first attempt is January 2012, then third attempt no later than January 2014)
    • •  If a second or third attempt is delayed by the applicant and is not written within the two year time period following the first attempt, the applicant will lose their opportunities to re-write the exam.

Exam results

  • Q: What percentage do I need to pass the exam?

    A. The results are "Pass" or "Fail."

  • Q: When do I get the exam results?

    A. Exam results are mailed to candidates approximately four to six weeks following the examination. Results are ONLY given out by mail.

  • Q: What happens once I have passed the exam?

    A. You will receive a registration form in the mail if you pass the exam. You have one year from the notification of your exam results to apply for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.


CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

  • Q: Why do I need a Criminal Record Check?

    A. The Criminal Record Review Program, a division of BC’s Ministry of Justice, requires that all those working or volunteering with the public consent to a review of their criminal record history. The Criminal Records Review Act mandates that applicants provide a criminal record check consent when applying for registration, every five years thereafter and if they are charged with or convicted of a relevant or specified criminal offence (listed in Schedule 1 and 3 of the Act). The criminal record review searches for relevant offences and makes a determination of risk to vulnerable adults and children should a relevant or specified offence be found. The results of the review assist in determining an applicant’s ability to meet CLPNBC’s professional standards and good character requirements.

  • Q: Where do I get my Criminal Record Check? *NEW*

    A. CLPNBC submits your signed consent form to the Criminal Records Review Program. Please complete the consent linked to this page and send the $28.00 fee upon receipt of an email requesting payment. Your results will be sent directly to CLPNBC.

  • Q: What happens if I do not complete a Criminal Record Check?

    A. Section 14 of the Criminal Records Review Act requires applicants for registration to provide a criminal record check consent prior to being registered. A registered member must comply with the requirement to provide a criminal record check consent at least once every five years and if they are charged with a criminal offence. Non-compliance with this requirement may result in an investigation by the Inquiry Committee. The applicant’s employer will be notified and the registrant may have their registration suspended, cancelled, or subject to limits or conditions. The member may not work with children or vulnerable adults until the criminal record check is provided.

  • Q: If I have just had a criminal record check done for employment do I need to do another for CLPNBC?

    A. No, if you have done a criminal record check through the Criminal Record Review Program for your employer within the last six months. You can email the registration team for information about sharing your results.

    Yes, if your criminal record check is older than six months it cannot be shared. If it is done through the RCMP, it does not check all of the same records that the Criminal Records Review Program checks, so it will not be accepted by CLPNBC.

  • Q: If I have done a criminal record check with CLPNBC can I share the result with my employer?

    A. Yes. If your employer requests a criminal record check through the Criminal Record Review Act within six months of the date of the criminal record check done for CRNBC, you can email the registration team for information about sharing your results with your employer.

  • Q: How long will it take to process?

    A. If there are no criminal records, CLPNBC will be informed within 1-2 weeks after the consent is submitted to the Criminal Records Review Program. If there is a possible record and fingerprints are required, it may be six months or more before a result is received.

  • Q: If I have a criminal record, who will have access to this information?

    A. Information provided about your criminal record by you or by the Criminal Record Review Program is protected by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • Q: If I am charged with a criminal offence, do I need to tell CLPNBC?

    A: Yes. the Criminal Records Review Act and the Health Professions Act impose obligations on the College that can only be met when applicants for registration or registrants disclose their criminal record. CLPNBC requires information about your criminal record to assess your registration and re-instatement application. If you incur a criminal charge and at least every five years you must consent to a criminal record check. Failure to disclose your criminal record to CLPNBC is considered misconduct and will be investigated by the College. We advise you to contact the College immediately if you are charged with a criminal offence, before the information is disclosed to the College by law enforcement agencies or another party. As noted above your privacy is protected. As noted below your record is assessed in a fair and transparent manner to determine whether it indicates that you will present a risk to the public if you are allowed to practise your profession.

  • Q: If I have a criminal record, does it mean that I cannot be an LPN in British Columbia?

    A: No, if the Criminal Records Review Program determines that you have a relevant record there will be an adjudication process, during which you are entitled to provide written submissions. The College will also assess all of the circumstances regarding your criminal record. The College would only deny registration, reinstatement or renewal because of your criminal record, if your record shows that you would pose a risk to the public if you were allowed to practise as a LPN.


ONLINE RENEWAL


  • Q: When is the registration renewal period

    A. Registration renewal opens on November 1 and closes on December 31st. Complete applications must be processed before 11:59 on December 31st, 2014. A complete application includes the online renewal application and payment of applicable fees.

  • Q: What happens if I don’t renew or forget to renew my Full-practising registration before it expires?

    A. You cannot work as an LPN or use the title LPN. Contact the Registration team to apply for reinstatement. The reinstatement fee includes an application, an assessment process and fees ($135 or $300 to apply depending on when you were last registered and $270 to register). You may also be required to complete a new Criminal Record Check consent.

    We advise you to renew your registration well before the deadline to ensure that your application and fee were received and processed. We also suggest you verify your registration on the nurse verification registry prior to the end of the year, to confirm your eligibility to practice as an LPN in 2015.


  • Q: What happens if I work in BC without a practising registration

    A. You are committing an offence under section 51 of the Health Professions Act. You may be held personally liable because your Liability insurance is not valid. You will be referred to the Inquiry Committee.


  • Q: How should I renew if I am planning to take a leave of absence?

    A: To learn more about your options, click here
  • Q. What can I use my registration account for?

    A. Your registration account can be used for the following:

    • • Access annual renewal form
    • • View your registration certificate
    • • View or print your annual renewal tax receipt
    • • Pay outstanding fees


  • Q: I have more than one email address. Which one do I use to verify my registration account?

    A. Use the email address where you receive CLPNBC’s monthly newsletter “LPN connect”. If you do not receive, email the registration team at. After we verify your identity, we can update your email address.

  • Q: I can't remember my LPN/registrant number — how can I find out what it is?

    A. Look yourself up by name on CLPNBCs nurse verification registry

  • Q: I can't remember my password — what do I do?

    A. From the “My Account” page, click on the link “forgot my password” and follow the steps to reset your password. CLPNBC does not have your password. If you forget it, only you can reset it.

  • Q: I can’t remember the answer to my Security question – what do I do?

    A. Contact CLPNBC during regular business hours at 778.373.3101 or 1.877.373.2201. After we verify your identity, we can provide the response.

  • Q: Are there measures in place to ensure that payments made over the website are secure?

    A. CLPNBC does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. The information is retained by Moneris which is the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.

  • Q: How do I access the online form?


  • Q: What should I do if I am not renewing my registration?

    A. If you do not plan to practise in 2015, please let us know. You can call us at 778.373.3101 or email us.

  • Q: Why do I need a password?

    A. Your password must be created with your registration account so you can login to the online annual registration renewal form. KEEP THIS PASSWORD — you will need it during renewal EACH YEAR!

  • Q: How can I renew online if I do not have a computer or access to the Internet.

    A. If you do not have Internet access at home or work, you can complete your online renewal application at a library or an internet cafĂ©. We have a computer at the CLPNBC office at Suite 260 – 3480 Gilmore Way, Burnaby that registrants can use for renewal online. We are available by phone at 778.373.3101 to provide assistance if required.

  • Q: How many hours do I have to work each year to keep my LPN registration?

    A. Beginning in 2014, LPNs will need to start tracking the hours they work each year. LPNs will need to work a minimum of 1,125 hours over five years to renew their practising registration. LPNs have until 2019 renewal period to accumulate the required hours. Review the notification of this new policy by clicking here.

  • Q: What payment options are available?

    A. We accept VISA, MasterCard, VISA/Debit or INTERAC Online (Bank of Montreal, RBC, Scotiabank, Envision Financial Credit Union, and TD Canada Trust clients.) We also accept money orders.

    Note: If you will be paying by money order, you must ensure that your money order arrives at CLPNBC no later than December 29. Money order payments take up to 2 business days to process.

  • Q: Why is CLPNBC only offering online renewal?

    A. Because it is the most cost effective, environmentally friendly and efficient method of renewal for both registrants and CLPNBC.

  • Q: What do I do if I get this message when I try to login to my account "The email or password you entered may not be correct or you do not have an account?"

    A. This message will appear for one or more of the following reasons:
    • •   You haven't created your registration account
    • •   The email address you have entered is different from the address in your CLPNBC record
    • •   The password you entered does not match the one you created. Remember that one of the characters must be a capital letter. If you cannot remember your password, click on "Forgot my password" and follow the steps to reset it.

  • Q: When will I get my registration card?

    A. Registration cards were discontinued in 2014. Search for your LPN ID on the nurse verification registry. The result of the search is your confirmation of registration.

  • Q: How do I get a tax receipt for my registration renewal fees?

    A: Tax receipts are available within 48 hours after you receive a confirmation email from CLPNBC’s Registration team. You can access your tax receipt by logging back into your CLPNBC online services account.


PRACTICE HOURS

  • Q: How many hours do I need to keep my licence?

    A. You must work a minimum of 1,125 hours over five years

  • Q: What type of work can I count?

    A. you can count the following:
    • • paid employment
    • • self-employment
    • • volunteer work
    • • committee work
    • • a nursing regulatory college/union/association
    • • an educator role
    • • a managerial role

    To count volunteer or committee work, these activities must fall within the definition of licensed practical nursing.

    You cannot count hours that you work as a housekeeper, care aide, dietary aid, EMT, student, registered nurse, or registered psychiatric nurse.


  • Q: I look after my sick loved one; can I count those hours as practice hours?

    A. To qualify for practice hours, you must be working within CLPNBC's Standards of Practice. Looking after family or friends does not count. See the practiced standard, Boundaries in the Nurse Client Relationship, to help understand when you are acting in a professional capacity and when you are acting in a personal capacity.

  • Q: Can I count vacation, maternity/paternity leave, or disability hours?

    A. You can count only those hours that you actually worked. You cannot count time you were absent from work for reasons such as sickness, vacation, or disability.

  • Q: What if I work casual, how will I meet the practice hour requirement?

    A. The 1125 practice hours run over a 5 year period. So, if you work an average of two 12-hour shifts, or three 8-hour shifts each month, you will meet the practice hour requirement at the end of five years.

  • Q: If I don't meet the practice hour's requirement, what happens to my licence?

    A. If you are unable to meet the practice hour’s requirement, you will lose your practising registration. You can either let your licence lapse or you can apply for a non-practicing licence. In either case, you will not be able to work as an LPN.

  • Q: How do I get my practising licence back?

    A. See Bylaw 54 to learn how you can regain your practising licence after it has lapsed. 

  • Q: How will I provide proof of hours?

    A. At renewal each year you will attest to the number of LPN hours you have worked that year. The hours must add up to at least 1,125 over a 5 year period. Keep a record of your hours for the previous five year period in case CLPNBC asks you to provide evidence.

  • Q: Why has the CLPNBC Board approved a practice hour's requirement?

    A. The requirement provides evidence that you are continuing to practice as an LPN. This minimum number of hours is one indicator of your competence to practice. CLPNBC is developing a Quality Assurance Program which will also support your continuing competence Most nursing regulatory bodies across Canada have a similar requirement.

  • Q: Is there a maximum number of hours I can work in 5 years?

    A. No maximum hour limit exists; however, you must meet CLPNBC's Standards of Practice and maintain your fitness to practice.  Be aware that some LPNs may work so many hours of overtime that they become unsafe to practice. 

  • Q: When will the requirement to count practice hours come into effect?

    A. The requirement to count practice hours takes effect in 2014. When you renew your licence to practice for 2015, you will have to attest to the number of hours you worked in 2014.


SCOPE OF PRACTICE

  • Q: Why did CLPNBC create Standards, Limits and Conditions?

    A. CLPNBC created Standards, Limits and Conditions to:
    • •   clarify and standardize the activities that are within the LPN Scope of Practice
    • •   outline conditions under which LPNs may practice safely
    • •   reflect the role of the LPN as a professional nurse and key member of the health care team

      Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), CLPNBC has the authority to establish, monitor and enforce Standards, Limits and Conditions for LPN practice for LPNs in BC

      Standards, Limits and Conditions are part of the Scope of Practice for LPNs in BC

  • Q: How do the new Standards, Limits and Conditions affect my practice as an LPN?

    A. The Standards, Limits and Conditions set by CLPNBC will bring clarity to the activities you are currently performing and assist the employer in identifying what policies are required to support continued safe practice by LPNs.

  • Q: What will I need to do differently in my job?

    A. While the Standards for Acting with an Order/Clinical Direction apply to all LPNs, not all Limits and Conditions will apply to each LPN’s individual practice. There are some differences that you and your employer need to be aware of.

    We recommend that you:
    • •   review the  Scope of Practice for LPNs to see how Standards, Limits and Conditions apply to your current practice
    • •   email scope@clpnbc.org or contact our Nursing Practice Advisors if you have questions
    • •   speak with your employer about how they will be implementing Standards, Limits and Conditions in your workplace

  • Q: What is the difference between direction and supervision under the current Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation?

    A. The existing Regulation allows LPNs to work under the “direction” (orders) of a physician or a nurse practitioner OR under the “supervision” of an RN.  Supervision has two components, clinical guidance and clinical direction. Clinical guidance is the collaboration and support the RN provides to the LPN through client-focused problem-solving and discussions about client care. There may also be times when the LPN requires written instructions for the care of a client. This component of supervision is called clinical direction.

    Wound care is a good example of where an LPN may need specific clinical direction (i.e., written instructions) from an RN about how to care for a client’s wound. RNs may provide clinical direction to LPNs to carry out activities that are within the LPN scope of practice, as long as employer policy allows the RN to give clinical direction for those activities, and the activity is within the autonomous scope of practice of the RN. Written instructions clarify accountability and protect the client, the LPN and the RN.

  • Q: When will the changes be effective?

    A. The CLPNBC Board of Directors approved Standards, Limits and Conditions for LPN practice in April 2013. Implementation will be gradual and will require employers to develop policies to support this change in LPN practice.  Check with your employer to find out how and when changes will occur in your workplace. Watch the CLPNBC website and your email for regular updates as we move forward.

  • Q: How does CLPNBC ensure that employers know about the new Standards, Limits and Conditions?

    A. CLPNBC is meeting regularly with LPNs, employers, nursing educators, Chief Nursing Officers, unions, Professional Practice Offices and other stakeholders to help them understand and apply Standards, Limits and Conditions in the workplace.  The LPN staff at CLPNBC also provide practical guidance about how Standards, Limits and Conditions apply to different practice situations and settings.

  • Q: What should I do if I am asked to do something at work that is not allowed under the new Standards, Limits and Conditions?

    A. We encourage you to discuss your concerns with your employer first, and then with your Professional Practice Office if you work in a health authority, or with your facility lead/supervisor or director if you work in a private care setting. You can also contact CLPNBC's Nursing Practice Advisors by phone or confidential email with practice-related questions. 

  • Q: What will happen if I mistakenly carry out an activity that is not allowed under the new Standards, Limits and Conditions?

    A. Mistakes do happen, but, for the safety of the client, it is important to disclose them. You should speak with your employer first, but you may also speak to a CLPNBC Nursing Practice Advisor by phone or confidential email.

  • Q: Do the new Standards, Limits and Conditions mean that I need to go back to school or get more training to continue doing my job?

    A. An LPN will not need additional preparation for a competency they are not currently performing in their LPN role. However:

    • •   If an LPN is currently carrying out a nursing activity that requires additional preparation1 as set out in a condition, the employer may assess the LPN’s competence against the standard for additional preparation set by the employer.
    • •   If an LPN is not educated to carry out a specific nursing activity, the Limits and Conditions provide direction to the LPN and their employer about appropriate LPN practice and the necessary preparation required to carry out the activity safely.

    As self-regulating health professionals, LPNs are responsible to ensure they are competent to provide a nursing activity.


  • Q: How did CLPNBC develop the Standards, Limits and Conditions? Were LPNs involved?

    A. LPNs were actively involved in developing the Standards, Limits and Conditions. Over the past two years, CLPNBC held more than 25 province-wide consultations where we spoke with hundreds of LPNs and other health care professionals who work with LPNs in a variety of settings.  LPNs on staff at CLPNBC also provided input to the Limits and Conditions based on the kinds of practice questions and concerns they were receiving. This information and feedback was used to develop the Standards, Limits and Conditions for LPN practice in BC.

    If new information is received during the implementation phase, CLPNBC’s Board will review the information and revise the Standards, Limits and Conditions as required.


LPNs and IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Q: When will the current Immunization Competency Course for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) close?

    A: The current course will close on July 31, 2015

  • Q: Why is this course closing?

    A: BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has updated the Immunization Competency Course for LPNs.

  • Q: What happens if I have not completed my Immunization Competency Course?

    A: If you are currently enrolled in the Immunization Competency Course you have until July 31, 2015 to complete it and receive your completion certificate, otherwise all your progress will be lost. If you decide not to complete the current course, you can enrol in the new BCCDC LPN Immunization Competency Course after August 4th, 2015.

  • Q: Will I need to redo the Immunization Competency Course again?

    A: A. If you have already completed the online Immunization Competency Course and have a Course Completion Certificate, you do not need to do it again, but you may want to refresh your knowledge by doing BCCDC’s Influenza Immunization Competency Course.

  • Q: What does the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation allow?

    A: The regulation acknowledges that providing immunizations falls within the scope of practice for LPNs. It enables CLPNBC to set specific standards, limits and conditions for British Columbia LPNs related to immunization practice.

  • Q: Who can take the BCCDC LPN Online Immunization Competency Course?

    A: A British Columbia LPN who holds a FULL CLPNBC registration and would like to immunize, or who is required to immunize as part of their LPN role, is eligible to take the course.

  • Q: Is there a cost for the BCCDC LPN Online Immunization Competency Course?

    A: No, the BCCDC LPN Online Immunization Competency Course is free.

  • Q: Is there a cost to have an Immunization Evaluator assess my competencies and complete the Competency Checklist?

    A: If you do not have an Immunization Evaluator available through your employer or if you are unemployed, there may be a cost to do the Immunization Check through one of the schools. Please contact the schools directly for more information.

  • Q: Does CLPNBC require all LPNs in BC to take the Immunization Competency Course?

    A: No, only LPNs who would like to immunize, or who are required to immunize as part of their LPN role, must get an immunization certificate from BCCDC.

  • Q: I took a paper-based Immunization Competency Course through a College already. Do I have to take the BCCDC LPN Online Immunization Competency Course?

    A: Yes, every LPN in British Columbia is required to take the BCCDC LPN Online Immunization Competency Course in order to receive a course completion certificate from BCCDC and demonstrate the competencies to their employer.

  • Q: Does an LPN need an immunization certificate to give immunizations with an order?

    A: Yes, LPNs in British Columbia must get a BCCDC Immunization Course Completion certificateand demonstrate competencies to their employers.

  • Q: Does an LPN need to get an immunization certificate to give immunizations without an order?

    A: Yes, LPNs in British Columbia must get a BCCDC Immunization Course Completion certificate and demonstrate the competencies to their employer to immunize.

  • Q: Are there any vaccines LPNs can administer independently?

    A: Yes, LPNs in British Columbia can independently administer vaccines for the prevention of influenza and pneumonia. LPNs must follow the Standards, Limits and Conditions for LPNs' Independent Administration of Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations set out by CLPNBC for these immunizations.

  • Q: Does an RN need to be in the building while the LPN is immunizing?

    A: Yes, an RN needs to be on-site and immediately available to the LPN in the event of anaphylaxis. LPNs in British Columbia are not able to independently diagnose and manage anaphylaxis.

  • Q: Can LPNs independently administer vaccines other than influenza or pneumococcal?

    A: No, administration of all other immunizations may only be performed by an LPN in British Columbia under the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner who is attending the patient or under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who is providing services to the patient.

  • Q: Can LPNs administer immunizations to any client or patient?

    A: No. LPNs in British Columbia can only administer immunizations to individuals four years of age or older.

  • Q: Can LPNs be employed by pharmacies to provide influenza and/or pneumococcal vaccines?

    A: Yes, but as per the Standards, Limits and Conditions, an RN must be on-site.


JURISPRUDENCE PILOT PROJECT

  • Q: What is "Nursing Jurisprudence"?

    A. Nursing Jurisprudence is the study and application of law as it relates to the legal principles, regulations and standards, which govern the practice of nursing.

  • Q: What is the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: CLPNBC is looking for 2000 LPN volunteers to participate in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project in 2015. All LPNs will receive an invitation through CLPNBC’s newsletter, LPN Connect.

    Participants will be randomly placed into one of two groups:
    1. 1. Group one completes the education and exam
    2. 2. Group two completes the exam only

  • Q: Why are there two groups for the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: The purpose of the two groups is to test if the Jurisprudence Education influences the exam results.

  • Q: How does it relate to LPN practice?

    A: Jurisprudence assists LPNs to understand and apply the relevant legislation, regulation, bylaws and standards to their practice.

  • Q: Do I have to complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: No. Starting in 2016, we expect that LPNs will have to successfully complete the Jurisprudence Exam to renew their practising licence.

  • Q: Who else has to do a Jurisprudence exam?

    A: Other regulators in BC and across Canada have started to use a Jurisprudence exam, for example, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, the College of Nurses of Ontario. Others, such as the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, are planning one.

  • Q: Why do I have to do the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: In 2015, you don’t have to do it, but if you successfully complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project your name will go into a draw for a big prize and you won’t have to do it again until 2017.

  • Q: What is in it for me?

    A: Five things:
    1. 1. You will learn about the legal principles, regulations and standards, which govern your practice.
    2. 2. The 2015 Jurisprudence Pilot Project is free. In 2016 you may have to pay a fee.
    3. 3. You might win a big prize such as a tablet, a smart watch, a fitness monitor, free registration in 2016, or a spa day.
    4. 4. You won’t have to do the Jurisprudence Exam again for two years.
    5. 5. When you successfully complete the Jurisprudence Exam, you will get a digital badge, which you can post to social media and share with your employer, colleagues and friends.

  • Q: What happens if I fail or do not complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: With Jurisprudence Education, we believe we have set you up for success. The exam is OPEN BOOK and you can use resources to help you find the right answer. However, if you don’t complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project, you will not be eligible for a prize.

  • Q: Are my results confidential?

    A: Your results are confidential. You will know the results. The Quality Assurance staff at CLPNBC will have access to all the Jurisprudence results to develop summative reports. They will only look at individual results if there is a specific need.

  • Q: Is the Jurisprudence Pilot Project only available online?

    A: Yes. Only online. You have from May 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 to complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.

  • Q: I don't have a computer. How can I complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: You can go to your local library and use their computer if you don’t have one. You may also have access through your employer.

  • Q: Can I complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project in more than one sitting?

    A: Yes. You can go in and out of the Jurisprudence Education and Exam as many times as you want. Once you hit the submit button at the end of the exam you have completed the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.

  • Q: Is there a book I can study from or a course that you provide?

    A: Everything you need to know about Jurisprudence is on CLPNBC’s website. See the Standards of Practice Framework.

  • Q: How many exam questions do I have to get right to pass?

    A: We have not determined the pass rate yet. However, for the Jurisprudence Pilot Project if you get at least 70% you will get a digital badge.

  • Q: Do I get a certificate upon completion?

    A: Upon successful completion of the Jurisprudence Exam, you will get a digital badge at the bronze, silver or gold level. You can post your badge to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

  • Q: I have a non-practising registration. Can I still take part in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: Yes, all practising and non-practising registrants can participate in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.


 

  • Q: What is "Nursing Jurisprudence"?

    A. Nursing Jurisprudence is the study and application of law as it relates to the legal principles, regulations and standards, which govern the practice of nursing.

  • Q: What is the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: CLPNBC is looking for 2000 LPN volunteers to participate in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project in 2015. All LPNs will receive an invitation through CLPNBC’s newsletter, LPN Connect.

    Participants will be randomly placed into one of two groups:
    1. 1. Group one completes the education and exam
    2. 2. Group two completes the exam only

  • Q: Why are there two groups for the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: The purpose of the two groups is to test if the Jurisprudence Education influences the exam results.

  • Q: How does it relate to LPN practice?

    A: Jurisprudence assists LPNs to understand and apply the relevant legislation, regulation, bylaws and standards to their practice.

  • Q: Do I have to complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: No. Starting in 2016, we expect that LPNs will have to successfully complete the Jurisprudence Exam to renew their practising licence.

  • Q: Who else has to do a Jurisprudence exam?

    A: Other regulators in BC and across Canada have started to use a Jurisprudence exam, for example, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, the College of Nurses of Ontario. Others, such as the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, are planning one.

  • Q: What type of questions are on the Jurisprudence exam?

    A: Multiple-choice questions. The “Test Your Knowledge” scenarios are good examples. View them here.

  • Q: Why do I have to do the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: In 2015, you don’t have to do it, but if you successfully complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project your name will go into a draw for a big prize and you won’t have to do it again until 2017.

  • Q: What is in it for me?

    A: Five things:
    1. 1. You will learn about the legal principles, regulations and standards, which govern your practice.
    2. 2. The 2015 Jurisprudence Pilot Project is free. In 2016 you may have to pay a fee.
    3. 3. You might win a big prize such as a tablet, a smart watch, a fitness monitor, free registration in 2016, or a spa day.
    4. 4. You won’t have to do the Jurisprudence Exam again for two years.
    5. 5. When you successfully complete the Jurisprudence Exam, you will get a digital badge, which you can post to social media and share with your employer, colleagues and friends.

  • Q: What happens if I fail or do not complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: With Jurisprudence Education, we believe we have set you up for success. The exam is OPEN BOOK and you can use resources to help you find the right answer. However, if you don’t complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project, you will not be eligible for a prize.

  • Q: Are my results confidential?

    A: Your results are confidential. You will know the results. The Quality Assurance staff at CLPNBC will have access to all the Jurisprudence results to develop summative reports. They will only look at individual results if there is a specific need.

  • Q: Is the Jurisprudence Pilot Project only available online?

    A: Yes. Only online. You have from May 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 to complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.

  • Q: I don't have a computer. How can I complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: You can go to your local library and use their computer if you don’t have one. You may also have access through your employer.

  • Q: Can I complete the Jurisprudence Pilot Project in more than one sitting?

    A: Yes. You can go in and out of the Jurisprudence Education and Exam as many times as you want. Once you hit the submit button at the end of the exam you have completed the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.

  • Q: Is there a book I can study from or a course that you provide?

    A: Everything you need to know about Jurisprudence is on CLPNBC’s website. See the Standards of Practice Framework.

  • Q: How many exam questions do I have to get right to pass?

    A: We have not determined the pass rate yet. However, for the Jurisprudence Pilot Project if you get at least 70% you will get a digital badge.

  • Q: Do I get a certificate upon completion?

    A: Upon successful completion of the Jurisprudence Exam, you will get a digital badge at the bronze, silver or gold level. You can post your badge to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

  • Q: I have a non-practising registration. Can I still take part in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project?

    A: Yes, all practising and non-practising registrants can participate in the Jurisprudence Pilot Project.

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