BCCNP on March 5, 2020, transferred responsibility for the Certified Practice DSTs and Competencies to the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC.
Visit their website to access the DSTs.
Registered nurses who are certified by BCCNP are allowed to perform certain restricted activities within their autonomous scope of practice. Decision support tools (DSTs) set out the activities that are included in the certified practice.
Certified practices are outlined in Section 8 of the
Nurses (Registered) and Nurse Practitioners Regulation and set out within the DSTs. Certified practices are carried out autonomously and the registered nurse is solely accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of the client. Certification allows registered nurses to:
Certified practice areas include:
RN First Call and
Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The DSTs and competencies for each area are maintained by the
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC).
RNs with certified practice can now refer eligible patients/clients for select laboratory tests in accordance with the RN(C)’s scope of practice.
Contact the Medical Services Plan