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Quality Assurance for LPNs

Jurisprudence has been discontinued as a QA Program component for LPNs. LPNs who were assigned to complete jurisprudence in 2019, 2020 or 2021 are no longer required to complete it.

Meeting new quality assurance requirements

Every practising and provisional LPN registrant will be required to complete a self-assessment using the BCCNP Professional Standards for LPNs as a condition of renewing their registration for 2020. The self assessment will be done as part of the registration renewal process and is a new requirement for LPN registrants.

After completing the self-assessment, registrants will be required to develop an action plan. To do this, LPNs will first seek and receive peer feedback on their nursing practice.

Based on the outcomes of their self assessment and the feedback they've received from their peers, LPNs will develop and implement a learning plan and then evaluate the impact of that learning on their practice.

Nurses who are non-practising will be expected to:

  • Develop and implement a learning plan; and
  • Evaluate the impact of their learning plan on their practice

Details of the personal practice review requirement for LPNs are outlined in BCCNP Bylaws Part 6 , sections 311.

LPNs must also meet the requirement of a minimum 1,125 practice hours in the past five years.

Returning to practice

LPNs returning to practising registration must also meet the quality assurance activities, as per BCCNP Bylaws.


Registrants are expected to keep 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 requirements of BCCNP's quality assurance program).

Quality assurance: an ongoing process

The BCCNP QA team are working toward harmonization of the QA programs across the four nursing designations. We will communicate regularly through upcoming newsletters and on the BCCNP website as our work progresses.


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