The BCCNP Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses has been updated. The revised document comes into effect Oct. 1, 2020.
BCCNP's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses(PDF) is based on the Regulation and sets out the activities that LPNs are educated and authorized to perform if employer policy permits it, and if the LPN has the competence.
In December 2015, the BC government signed into law a revised
Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation. BCCNP has developed standards, limits and conditions to complement the Regulation and is beginning a gradual implementation by working collaboratively with LPNs, employers, educators and others.
What you need to know
Additional education is a key concept identified in BCCNP's Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
This resource (PDF) has been developed for employers, LPNs and educators. They can use the components outlined in the document to review an existing course or to develop new education that fits within the definition of additional education.
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