The BCCNP bylaws and policies outline the requirements for registration. Staff use these to review registration applications and inform applicants of the steps they must take to become registered.
Applications are only brought to the BCCNP registration committee when the application is not routine in nature or when an applicant wants the committee to review a staff decision.
Applicants do not appear before the committee in person, but can address the committee in writing.
When your application is reviewed by the Registration Committee, the following steps are usually taken:
The registration committee is the highest authority at BCCNP for making registration decisions. The authority of the registration committee is set out by the Health Professions Act and the BCCNP bylaws. The registration committee is made up of licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) and public representatives who have been appointed by the BCCNP Board. Every meeting has a mix of LPNs, RNs, RPNs and public members in attendance.