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Changing your status during renewal


When renewing your registration, you will have the following options: ​​

 LPN renewal options

Practising registration

Maintaining current practising registration ensures you can work as an LPN anytime between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. After completing your application and paying your fees, remember to check your email! Once your renewal application is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email from us.

Taking a leave during 2020? Find out the most economical option by using the decision chart below.

Non-practising registration

​If you currently hold practising or non-practising registration, you may choose to complete the non-practising registration renewal form. Remember that non-practising registration means you are not able to practise as an LPN in B.C. You will still receive BCCNP's monthly newsletter and be able to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Are you currently non-practising but are planning to return to LPN practice? You’ll need to reinstate your practising registration first. Check out the options below under “returning to practice.”

Not renewing/lapse

​Not renewing or letting your registration lapse is also an option, particularly if you are retiring or before December 31, 2019 or don’t plan to practice in 2020.

If you do not renew, you will become a former registrant and will need to apply to reinstate your practising registration if you want to return to practical nursing.

Check out your options in the “leaving practice” section below.

 Leaving practice

​If you are currently a practising registrant and will be taking a leave from practical nursing in 2020, check out our leaving practice decision tree below to find out the most economical option for you (click to enlarge.)

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 Returning to practice

​​If you cancelled your registration before you went on leave and are gearing up to return to practice, you have a few options based on your return to work date. Remember to submit your reinstatement application early! Reinstatement applications take longer to process because we need to review when you last practised as an LPN, evidence of good character, evidence of fitness to practise, and evidence of meeting current competency requirements.  ​

 

When are you returning to work?

Before January 1, 2020
  • ​You must apply to reinstate your practising registration, and then complete a renewal application.
On January 1, 2020
  • ​Apply to reinstate your practising registration with a start date of January 1, 2020.
  • You do not need to renew your registration
After January 1, 2020
  • ​Apply to reinstate your practising registration for your return to work date.
  • You do not need to renew your registration

 Leaving nursing practice due to disability/illness

Check with your employer and/or disability insurance company before you make changes to your status. Some disability carriers or employers may require you to maintain practising registration to receive benefits. ​​