Under BCCNP’s quality assurance bylaws, every practising and provisional RPN registrant will be required to make an annual personal practice review declaration as a condition of renewing their registration in 2019. This is a new requirement for RPN registrants.
Registrants will be required to declare that they have met all of the following requirements within the previous one-year period:
RPNs must also meet the requirement of a minimum 1400
practice hours in the past five years.
RPNs returning to practising registration must also meet the quality assurance activities, as per BCCNP Bylaw 312(1).
Registrants who do not complete the above requirements before Feb. 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 BCCNP registration will expire March 1, 2019. Working as a nurse without current registration is against the law and has professional and financial consequences.
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 RPNs are outlined in
BCCNP Bylaws Part 6, sections 317.
Please note that the changes to the QA Program are to help BCCNP develop a new RPN QA program. As this program evolves, BCCNP will communicate the changes to RPNs.
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Self-assessment is part of the registration renewal process.
Peer feedback is a part of nursing, and you're probably already doing it as part of your practice. Providing and receiving feedback can be a formal or informal process. Examples include:
Consult the learning from each other publication for more information.
In previous years, RPNs were expected to complete the Annual Continuing Competence Review form and submit it to CRPNBC, between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.
This requirement no longer exists. RPNs do not have to submit anything to BCCNP by Oct. 31, 2018, and there is no scheduled audit.
Email qualityRPN@bccnp.ca if you have questions.