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Clarification: RNs, RPNs and NPs can supervise both ESNs and ESPNs

Apr 3, 2020

​BCCNP has received questions as to which designations can supervise Employed Student Nurses (ESNs) and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurses (ESPNs).

BCCNP Bylaws permit practising registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), and nurse practitioners (NPs) to supervise both ESNs and ESPNs. The practice standards Employed Student Registrants and Employed Student Psychiatric Nurse Registrants are currently being reviewed and will be updated shortly to reflect the bylaws. In the interim, we have added a disclaimer to the standards.