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Sexually Transmitted Infections


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.


Registered Nurses who complete BCCNP certification in Reproductive Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections may diagnose and treat some sexually transmitted syndromes and infections in clients 14 years of age and older unless otherwise specified within an individual decision support tool (DST).

Consultation or referral to a physician or nurse practitioner is required for all pregnant or breastfeeding clients.