When an emergency has been declared by the registrar, the temporary registration category allows BCCNP to quickly and temporarily register RNs who meet a specific criteria. During a declared emergency, Temporary Registration is an option for:
To apply for temporary registration during a declared emergency, download and complete the
application forms and return them to registerRN@bccnp.ca
Temporary registration can be issued for up to 90 days to qualified Canadian registered nurses participating in a special event. A special event is a non-routine activity that is time limited, such as a conference or special gathering of people, or a clinical education program.
Once all requirements have been met, temporary registration will be issued and confirmation provided via e-mail. Please note that it is illegal to engage in the practice of nursing in British Columbia until you have received confirmation that temporary registration has been granted. Individuals found to have engaged in the practice of nursing without registration may be subject to Professional Conduct Review.
To apply for temporary registration during a special event, download and complete the
application forms and return them to
Once issued, temporary registration will allow you to practise nursing for a maximum of 90 days at the specific facility you have identified on your application form. Under this form of temporary registration, you cannot legally practise nursing outside of this facility.