Since March 16, 2020, BCCNP has been granting temporary emergency registration to eligible individuals so they can assist with COVID-19 pandemic response in B.C. While British Columbians have successfully "flattened the curve," it is important that temporary emergency registrants continue to be available as the pandemic evolves. For this reason, we have extended the registration end date for all temporary emergency registrants to September 12, 2020.
Temporary emergency registration was designed to ensure that additional nursing resources are available for short-term emergency situations, such as natural disasters. As a result, BCCNP bylaws only allow temporary emergency registration to be granted for a maximum of 90 days at a time. BCCNP will continue to extend the registration end date as long as the registrar's declaration of emergency is in effect.
If the declared emergency state is lifted before September 12, 2020, temporary emergency registrants will be notified that their registration will expire 15 days following the announcement.
To learn more about temporary emergency registration, or find pandemic resources, visit the
COVID-19 pandemic resource centre.