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Becoming one college: update from the three nursing regulators

BC’s three nursing regulators—the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC), College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC)—are working together to co-create a new college that will regulate all nurses in the province. 

We’re pleased to provide an update on this work.

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Posted: September 07, 2017

Changes to CLPNBC fees

The Board approved amendments to Schedule D of the CLPNBC Bylaws (the Fees). The Board determined that fee increases are required to make sure CLPNBC is able to cover its projected expenses for 2018. 

Effective November 1, 2017, the practising registration fee will be increased from $300 to $350. Other fee changes include repeat Jurisprudence exam attempt, repeat offence of practising without registration, limited registration, interim registration, and verification of registration or copy request.

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Posted: September 07, 2017

Did you complete Jurisprudence in 2016?

If you successfully completed Jurisprudence in 2016, this is a reminder to download or print your digital badge and certificate before August 31, 2017. You won’t be able to access them after that date. 

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Posted: August 01, 2017

Blanket Ceremony strengthens culturally safe partnership with 23 BC Health Regulators

Learn how 23 BC Health Regulators participated in an FNHA Blanket Ceremony as part of their journey to cultural safety.

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Posted: June 22, 2017

Substance use disorders – can you recognize the signs?

QUIZ: Which of the following signs might indicate a co-worker is struggling with a substance use disorder?

  1. Increasing isolation from colleagues
  2. Frequent unexplained disappearances from the unit
  3. Frequent reports of ineffective pain relief from assigned patients
  4. Excessive use of sick time

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Posted: April 03, 2017

CLPNBC joins BC’s health professions in pledge to First Nations

On March 1, 2017, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia was one of 23 BC health professions to pledge their commitment to making our health system more culturally safe for First Nations and Aboriginal people.

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Posted: March 08, 2017

Moving towards one nursing regulator

In September 2016, CLPNBC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC invited nurses, staff and other stakeholders to take a survey about becoming one nursing regulator. We received almost 2,400 responses and would like to thank everyone who completed the survey.

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Posted: January 30, 2017

New Assessment Service evaluates competence of Internationally Educated Health Practitioners

January 4, 2017 marks the launch of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), a new assessment service that evaluates the competence of internationally educated health practitioners (IEPs) applying to register in British Columbia.

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Posted: January 05, 2017

Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Did you know that stressors such as family conflict, holiday parties and increased working hours to cover holiday absences can result in a higher increase in relapse for nurses in recovery from Substance Use Disorders? 

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Posted: December 01, 2016

CLPNBC account security

We have recently heard from several LPNs that they appear to have been targets of a type of fraud, which manipulates people into giving up confidential information. Such manipulation enables criminals to gain access to your passwords or bank information, or install malicious software to control your computer. The reports we have received are to do with attempts to withdraw funds from a registrant’s bank account. We have investigated these concerns. CLPNBC does not collect enough information during the registration or renewal process that would allow us or anyone else to access your online banking information.

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Posted: November 04, 2016

Change of email address for the Executive Office

Please be advised that the contact information has changed for the Executive Office: is now

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Posted: October 28, 2016

Four regulators. Two provinces. One great opportunity.

CLPNBC is collaborating with the two other nursing regulators in British Columbia and the College of Nurses of Ontario to find new ways to align programs and regulatory tools.

The leaders of the four regulators recently met to discuss initiatives we can pursue together, including programs like quality assurance, competency assessments and the review of nurse education programs.

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Posted: September 21, 2016

Have your say! Survey on new nursing college

BC’s three nursing regulators on Sept. 7th launched a survey seeking input on the process of becoming one college for all nurses in the province.

Due to a technical glitch, the email inviting LPNs to complete the survey was delayed until early this morning (Sept. 8, 2016).

We apologize for any confusion this may have caused—the three colleges are in regular communication and had planned a coordinated launch to this survey.

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Posted: September 08, 2016

Come join our Discipline Committee

Click here and find out how to apply.

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Posted: August 11, 2016

Come join our Registration Committee

Click here to find out how to apply.

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Posted: August 11, 2016

CLPNBC office closing early August 10, 2016

Our office will be closed at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 10, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to helping you when we re-open on Thursday August 11, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

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Posted: August 02, 2016

CPNRE results are on the way!

Find out when!

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Posted: June 27, 2016

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.

A report, completed by Western Management Consultants earlier this year, confirms a number of benefits of forming a single nursing college. This business case was commissioned by our boards to explore the advantages, risks and benefits of forming a single regulatory body. 

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Posted: June 15, 2016

The Future of CLPNBC

The CLPNBC Board has made the decision to participate with the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC in the process of co-creating a new nursing college. More information will be coming soon.

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Posted: June 10, 2016

Coming this summer - Electronic elections!

Snail mail is out; online voting is in! This summer CLPNBC will be holding elections in four districts. Making your vote count will be much easier. No more envelops, stamps, or paper ballots. Just sign in, learn more about the candidates in your area, and submit your vote! Check your email as more details unfold through the nomination period. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make your vote count! 

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Posted: May 03, 2016

Are you curious about Jurisprudence?

CLPNBC’s Jurisprudence education is now available online to everyone! Even if you aren’t selected to complete the Jurisprudence exam this year, you can try out this new resource. Jurisprudence education helps LPNs understand and apply CLPNBC Standards of Practice.

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Posted: May 03, 2016

Discipline committee opportunity

Reminder – nomination forms are due Friday, June 3, 2016

Are you looking for a professionally enriching volunteer opportunity? The Discipline Committee is looking for Public and LPN members. The Discipline Committee hears and considers cases sent by citation from the Inquiry Committee to a discipline hearing, and makes a determination based on the facts of the case.

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Posted: May 03, 2016

Financial Update

As reported in June 2013, CLPNBC believes that former employee Margarita Ojeda embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter was reported to the RCMP and the College has cooperated fully with their investigation. As this is a criminal investigation, the College is not able to comment further but updates can be found on the BC Ministry of Justice Court Services website. 

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Posted: May 02, 2016

2015 Annual Report is now available

Curious about what CLPNBC has been up to in the last year? Read the 2015 annual report online now!

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Posted: May 02, 2016

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.

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Posted: March 30, 2016

Three nursing colleges welcome revised nursing regulations

On December 3, 2015, the BC government made effective revised nursing regulations for B.C. nurses. 

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Posted: December 14, 2015

complete your registration for 2016 now!

Online renewal closes at 4:30 pm on December 31. Renew your registration before this deadline to avoid delays, additional fees or practising without current registration.When the deadline has passed, your 2015 registration expires and Incomplete applications are cancelled.

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Posted: November 01, 2015

CLPNBC immunization course closed

The CLPNBC Immunization course closed on July 31, 2015. As of August 1, 2015, LPNs have to complete the new BCCDC Immunization Competency Course to receive a certificate of completion. CLPNBC cannot accept competency checklists and cannot issue certificates for the new course.


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Posted: August 10, 2015

what are LPNs saying about Jurisprudence?

CLPNBC launched the Jurisprudence Pilot Project on May 4, 2015. As of July 1, 623 LPNs have completed the Pilot. LPNs have responded enthusiastically to their experiences.

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Posted: July 02, 2015

four questions self-employed LPNs should ask themselves

Are you self-employed or thinking of becoming self-employed? 

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Posted: February 02, 2015

Online payments now available for all College fees

More people are enjoying the convenience of online shopping — browsing products in the comfort of their own home with no lineups. Now you have that same convenience paying for all College fees!

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Posted: September 03, 2014

Financial Update

As reported in June 2012, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC believes that a former employee embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter has been reported to the RCMP and the College is fully cooperating with their investigation. Legal counsel has also been instructed to pursue all possible avenues for the College to recover the funds.

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Posted: August 08, 2014

Public Safety Announcement

In an effort to protect the public, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC) is alerting potential employers and the public that Mary Foran of Sooke, British Columbia, who has previously referred to herself as a licensed practical nurse, is not and has never been registered or entitled to work or practise as a licensed practical nurse in British Columbia.

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Posted: May 12, 2014


The College’s green initiative continues. What's happening? 
  • Online annual renewal 
  • Electronic communications 
  • Registration certificates and tax receipts at your fingertips

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Posted: October 02, 2013

BC health regulators launch unprecedented campaign to say "our purpose, your safety"

Colleges that regulate over 100,000 licensed health professionals in BC have come together to launch "our purpose, your safety," a campaign designed to raise awareness not only about the role Colleges play in patient and client safety, but also which professions are regulated, why it's important to choose a regulated health provider, and what can be done if patients have concerns about the care they receive.

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Posted: September 17, 2013

Annual Report & Financial Update

CLPNBC's 2012 Annual Report is now available online.

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Posted: June 06, 2013