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All applicants—including B.C. graduates—who apply for initial RN registration must complete the jurisprudence learning m​​odule.

About jurisprudence

Jurisprudence is a legal term that refers to the study or knowledge of law. Nursing jurisprudence is law that relates specifically to nursing practice.  All nurses should be familiar with the laws and legislation that affects their practice.

Jurisprudence learning​ module

Jurisprudence is one of several learning module topics. Our learning modules are free and convenient. You can learn at your own pace. You can stop mid-way through the module and then later return to where you left off to continue your learning.

The jurisprudence learning module explores how jurisprudence applies to a nurse's practice. The module takes about 1.5 hours to complete. There are several case studies, related resources and self-quizzes to help nurses learn about jurisprudence. The jurisprudence module is suitable for nurses at any stage of their nursing career.

If you apply for initial RN registration after Aug. 31, 2016, you must declare on your application that you have completed the jurisprudence module. There is no formal jurisprudence exam or quiz required to meet BCCNP's registration requirements.

Why we introduced jurisprudence

Nursing regulatory bodies across Canada have added or are working toward adding a jurisprudence component to their registration processes. Nursing regulators across Canada want to increase awareness of jurisprudence amongst nurses because it is in the best interest of the public. ​

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