In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 16, 2020 we made temporary emergency registration available to individuals who meet the registration criteria to ensure nursing resources are available to assist with health care system capacity.
We are receiving a number of queries from individuals interested in helping out with the COVID-19 pandemic in the capacity of a licensed practice nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, registered nurse or nurse practitioner. We thank everyone who has expressed a willingness to serve in a regulated nursing position during this health pandemic.
BCCNP has been tasked by government with registering, as quickly as possible, those applicants who are currently eligible for practising registration. To be eligible for practising registration, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they currently meet all registration requirements.
Due to the volume of applications received, please do not apply for temporary registration unless you meet all the criteria. This will enable us to process applications for eligible individuals more efficiently.
Please note: While nursing students are not eligible for temporary emergency registration, BCCNP will be taking steps to ensure that students are able to participate in pandemic response as required. Learn more.
If you meet criteria for temporary emergency registration and would like to apply, please complete the emergency temporary registration form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for emergency temporary registration
Even during emergencies, we need to maintain requirements to ensure that registered individuals are able to practice safely and competently in the current and rapidly changing health care environment.
Learn more about the practice hours requirement for each nursing designation.
To be eligible for BCCNP emergency practising registration, you must meet the following practice hours for your respective nursing designation: