The BCCNP board on June 25, 2020 approved three new harmonized practice standards:
These revised standards will come into effect July 27, 2020, and will apply to all four nursing designations in different ways, as well as employed student registrants.
When the three legacy nursing colleges amalgamated in 2018 to form BCCNP, the college set a goal to harmonize standards where possible between the various nursing designations. Work began in February 2019, and has continued.
This work provides an opportunity for BCCNP to harmonize the language and ensure the guidance is the same for all designations. And, while harmonized, these standards still reflect the distinct scope of practice for each nursing designation.
Part of the review to develop this new standard included soliciting feedback from registrants on the draft standards (we received up to 950 responses!), as well as jurisdictional, literature, policy, and legal reviews.