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Certified practice

BCCNP registers RNs in the following practice areas: Remote Nursing, RN First Call, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Contraceptive Management.

 Overview

BCCNP-certified practices are restricted activities that registered nurses cannot carry out until they have been certified by the college.

BCCNP registers RNs in the following certified practic​e​ areas:

  • RN First Call
  • Remote Nursing (RNs certified in Remote Nursing must also be certified in Reproductive Health Certified Practice: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Contraceptive Management)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections — Reproductive Health
  • Contraceptive Management — Reproductive Health
To be eligible for BCCNP-certified practice designation, either coursework or practice experience will be considered. Please see the applicable category below for c​ertified practice requirements and details. ​
I am a B.C. registered nurse or nurse practitioner (Adult or Pediatric)

You must:

  • Successfully complete a BCCNP-approved education/course (includes an exit evaluation).
  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).
I am a B.C. nurse practitioner (Family)

OPTION 1: If you hold current practising NP status and passed the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam (or equivalent) and the BCCNP Nurse Practitioner OSCE

  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).
  • Your NP Family registration status with BCCNP will be revised to include Certified Practice in the applicable area.

OPTION 2: If you are eligible for, or currently hold, provisional NP status or full NP status, but have not passed the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam (or equivalent) and the BCCNP Nurse Practitioner OSCE

  • Apply for certified practice designation using Fo​​​rm 62 (PDF).
  • If approved, you will be sent an email confirming your eligibility to challenge the exit evaluation.
  • Present confirmation email to the appropriate BCCNP​​-approved course and arrange to complete the exit evaluation.
I am registered as an RN or nurse practitioner in another Canadian jurisdiction OR I am reinstating to practising status in B.C.

OPTION 1: Coursework

  • If you have never worked in the certified practice area, you must successfully complete a BCCNP-approved education/course (includes an exit evaluation).
  • Apply for certified practice designation using Form 62 (PDF).

OPTION 2: Practice Experience

  • If you have worked in the certified practice area
    - Submit Form 62 (PDF)
    - Have your employer complete the appropriate Employer Reference Form (Forms 71.1, 71.2 or 71.3).
  • If approved, you will be sent an email confirming your eligibility to challenge the exit evaluation directly.
  • Present confirmation email to the appropriate BCCNP-approved course and arrange to complete the exit evaluation.
  • Upon successful completion of the Exit Evaluation submit Form 62 (PDF).

BCCNP-approved certified practice co​​urs​es

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 Decision Support Tools

A Decision Support Tool (DST) is an evidence-based document used by RNs with certified practice to assess, diagnosis and treat client-specific problems. learn more»​​

 Certified practice register

RNs with certified practice designation are entered on the BCCNP register for the appropriate certified practice category.

To remain on the register, RNs with ​certified practice designation must meet specific quality assurance requirements.​