LPN Connect Newsletter

— April 2018 | Vol. 5 Issue #4 —

New nursing regulator: progress update

We’re pleased to provide you with an update on our progress toward the creation of a single nursing regulator for the province, and to answer some of the questions we’ve been hearing.

Amalgamation date set  

It's official! We have an Amalgamation date. On Sept. 4, 2018, the new nursing college will officially come into existence, and begin regulating licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs). The name of the new college has not yet been finalized.

Staff at the three existing colleges, our various board and committee members, and other stakeholders have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we're ready to regulate on Day 1 of our new organization. Processes like registration renewal may remain segmented by designation for 2019-20, but our goal is to be fully integrated by 2021.

Public protection remains our top priority.

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Conduct Case Study 2: Lying

Part two of the Conduct Case Studies explores one of the most obvious examples of dishonest behaviour – lying.

**Conduct case studies are fictional and are intended only to demonstrate the potential for dishonest behaviour in nursing.**

Eric does not consider himself to be a dishonest person. On Wednesday, Eric forgot to administer medications to four of his twenty residents. He thought it would be fine to document that he had administered the Tylenol to those four residents. Eric justified his action to document he had given the Tylenol by telling himself that the medications he had missed were only Tylenol. On Friday, his manager approached him and told him these four residents had complained of not receiving their pain medications. The manager asked him if he had administered the Tylenol. Fearing for his job, Eric said he had.

What would you do if you were Eric?

Your online CLPNBC account – how and what to use it for

All current registrants have an online account. To access it, you need your email address on record with us, and your password. A number of self-serve options are available at any time of day or night.

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