Practice Standards set out requirements related to specific aspects of nurses’ practice. They link with other standards, policies and bylaws of the BC College of Nursing Professionals and all legislation relevant to nursing practice.
Nurses1 have an obligation to provide safe, competent and ethical care to their clients, in accordance with BCCNP’s Standards of Practice and relevant legislation. There are, however, some circumstances in which it is acceptable for a nurse to withdraw from care provision or refuse to provide care.
Employers are responsible for providing the necessary resources and support to help nurses meet the Standards of Practice.
Where appropriate, make your concerns known to your employer, your union, or contact
Nurses participate in developing a work environment that is a safe place to practise.
For more information on this or any other practice issue, contact BCCNP’s Practice Support Services by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.742.6200 or toll-free (Canada only) 1.866.880.7101.
“Nurse” refers to all BCCNP registrants, including: licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed graduate nurses, employed student nurses, and employed student psychiatric nurses.
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