If you are currently a practising registrant and will be taking a leave (or maternity leave) from nursing in 2020, your options depend on your return-to-work date.
View the RN leaving practice decision tree
View the NP leaving practice decision tree
If you cancelled your registration before you went on leave (including maternity leave) and are gearing up to return to practice, you have a few options based on your return to work date.
Reinstatement applications take longer to process because we need to review when you last practised, as well as evidence of good character, fitness to practice and competency requirements.
You cannot return to work until you have received a confirmation email from BCCNP that you have been granted practising registration. After your reinstatement is approved, your updated status will also be listed on our
nurse verification tool.
You must apply to reinstate your practising registration (and recieve confirmation of reinstatement), and then complete a renewal application.
Apply as early as possible to ensure you have time to reinstate your registration and then renew.
Apply to reinstate your practising registration with the start date of March 1, 2020.
Apply to reinstate your practising registration for your return to work date.
Effective March 1, 2020, reinstatement applications to practising registration will cost $225+GST. Refund processing (when a registrant requests to cancel registration) will be reduced from $100+GST to $75+GST. These changes have been factored into the information on this page.