CRNBC's legal obligation is to protect the public through the regulation of registered nurses, setting standards of practice, assessing nursing education programs in B.C., and addressing complaints about CRNBC registrants.
By participating in CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program throughout the year, nurses demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their competence to practise.
Case study: Ling's sister is being discharged from hospital and will need nursing care at home. Ling, an RN, knows her family will want her to be involved in her care. But would it be the best approach for everyone involved?
Justin has worked with Kelsey for the first time in a few months, and he’s worried about the changes he sees in his colleague. Her behaviour makes him concerned for patient safety.
Call for nominationsnew!Nov. 21, 2017
Call for resolutionsnew!Nov. 21, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendments: Quality Assurance—practice hoursMarch 10, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendments: Non-practising registrationMarch 10, 2017
Proposed bylaw amendment: BoardMay 5, 2015
Notice of hearing continuation: Sandra Murphynew!Dec. 6, 2017
Interim undertakings: Gary DromarskyOct. 12, 2017
Suspension: Jean CunninghamJuly 26, 2017
Suspension: Catherine YorkMay 15, 2017
Unauthorized to practise: Laurie TinkhamFeb. 10, 2017
Suspension: Jonathan Brereton Jan. 25, 2017
CRNBC registration renewal fees are increasing for 2018-19new!Dec. 06, 2017
Nursing Matters: December edition now availablenew!Dec. 06, 2017
Multisource feedback is almost herenew!Nov. 30, 2017
Information for RNs about Edaravonenew!Nov. 21, 2017
QA committee seeks public membersNov. 16, 2017
Bill to amend the Health Professions Act receives Royal Assent Nov. 6, 2017
When she offered to bring lunch for Claire, it didn’t seem like a big deal, even though it was her day off. Now she's realizing it may be.
What is the difference between pronouncement and certification of death? Can RNs or NPs do either?
Pronouncement of death is the opinion or determination that, based on a physical assessment, life has ceased. Although there are presently no laws in B.C. governing who can pronounce death, your employer may have policies and procedures related to this.
Certification of death refers to the completion of the death certificate identifying the cause of death. Currently, only physicians, nurse practitioners and coroners can complete and sign death certificates. Registered nurses cannot.
You can find more information on completing death certificates in the BC Government’s Handbook for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Coroners.