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Registered nurses

Quality Assurance activities

Under BCCNP’s quality assurance bylaws, every practising and provisional RN registrant is required to make an annual personal practice review declaration as a condition of renewing their registration.

Registrants will be required to declare that they have met all of the following requirements within the previous one-year period:

RN requirements

Registered nurses

Registered nurses who have not worked as a registered nurse in the previous year must meet the following quality assurance requirements:

RN certified practice requirements

Registered nurses with certified practice

RNs holding certified practice designation must also meet two additional requirements:

  • attest they have engaged in the applicable certified practice​ within the previous three years
  • include at least one example related to certified practice in their self-assessment and in their professional development plan.

 Meeting the deadline

Registrants who do not complete these requirements before February 28, 2019 and are therefore unable to provide the required annual personal practice review declaration, will not be eligible to renew their practising or provisional registration and their registration will be cancelled effective March 1, 2019.

All registrants are reminded that providing a false declaration constitutes professional misconduct.


Registrants are expected to keep adequate supporting records to document their compliance with the annual personal practice review requirement (and other requirements of BCCNP's quality assurance program) for at least five years after the end of each calendar year, in accordance with section 302 of BCCNP's bylaws.

These records may be subject to audit by BCCNP under section 303 of the bylaws, and the Quality Assurance Committee may require a registrant to submit information under section 304 of the bylaws to verify their compliance with the personal practice review requirement (and/or other requirements of BCCNP's quality assurance program).

Details of the personal practice review requirement for RNs are outlined in BCCNP Bylaws Part 6, sections 323.

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