The LPN quality assurance program introduced a nursing practice hours requirement to LPNs in January 2014.
To retain practising registration, LPNs must work a minimum of 1,125 practice hours within the five-year period immediately preceding each registration renewal. This minimum number of hours is one indicator that LPNs are maintaining their currency in practice.
All practising LPNs must keep a record of the number of hours they practised as an LPN from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each year. At registration renewal, LPNs will report to the college the number of practice hours they accumulated during the year.
Nursing practice hours involve applying LPN competencies for clinical practice, education, administration or research.
*Nursing practice hours should not be confused with seniority hours in a union.
If after reviewing this information you are unsure whether your hours count as the practice of nursing, email qualityLPN@bccnp.ca.
If you won’t accumulate 1,125 nursing practice hours by next registration renewal, contact the registration team at registerLPN@bccnp.ca or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free).