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Practice Standards

For registered psychiatric nurses

Practice Standards set out baseline requirements for specific aspects of registered psychiatric nurses’ practice. They interact with other requirements such as the BCCNP RPN Standards of Practice, the BCCNP Bylaws and relevant legislation.

The Scope of Practice Standard for RPNs: Autonomous Scope of Practice and Client-specific Orders support each practice standard and outline the requirements for RPNs when they are acting within autonomous scope of practice, acting on client-specific orders and giving client-specific orders.

Standard title Last Updated
Appropriate Use of Title Sep 29, 2017
Boundaries in the Nurse-Client Relationship Mar 01, 2020
Conflict of Interest Mar 01, 2020
Consent Sep 29, 2017
Dispensing Medications Dec 08, 2016
Documentation Jul 22, 2019
Duty to Provide Care Jul 22, 2019
Duty to Report Jul 22, 2019
Employed Student Psychiatric Nurse Registrants New Apr 03, 2020
Medication Administration Apr 01, 2016
Privacy and Confidentiality New Jul 22, 2019
Regulatory Supervision of Psychiatric Nursing Student Activities Sep 29, 2017

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​For further information on the Standards of Practice or professional practice matters, contact us:

  • Email practice@bccnp.ca
  • 604.742.6200 x8803 (Metro Vancouver)
  • Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 x8803 (within Canada only)