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RN First Call


Important update about DSTs and Competencies

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.


RN First Call frequently (but not necessarily) occurs in small acute care hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centres and other settings where there is physician or nurse practitioner service available in the community.

Registered nurses who complete BCCNP certification in RN First Call diagnose and treat minor acute illness (including administering, compounding or dispensing Schedule I medications without an order) as set out in the Decision Support Tools (DSTs).