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Practice Hours


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I have non-practising registration with BCCNP. I have been looking after my sick grandmother. Can I count this as nursing practice hours?


No

Correct! A non-practising LPN cannot work, volunteer or practise practical nursing in BC. To qualify for practice hours, you must hold practising registration and be working within BCCNP's Professional Standards for LPNs. Even if you hold practising registration, looking after family or friends does not count towards your practice hours. See the practice standard, Boundaries in the Nurse Client Relationship, to help you understand when you are acting in a professional capacity and when you are acting in a personal capacity.

Yes

That's not correct. A non-practising LPN cannot work, volunteer or practise practical nursing in BC. To qualify for practice hours, you must hold practising registration and be working within BCCNP's Professional Standards for LPNs. Even if you hold practising registration, looking after family or friends does not count towards your practice hours. See the practice standard, Boundaries in the Nurse Client Relationship, to help you understand when you are acting in a professional capacity and when you are acting in a personal capacity.

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