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Nurse Practitioner Regulation Framework Implementation Plan Project

Aug 11, 2020

​The Nurse Practitioner Regulation Framework Implementation Plan Project (NPR-FIPP) is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative commissioned by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR). The project will implement the recommendations for six basic elements of a Model for Nurse Practitioner Regulation in Canada, which B.C. stakeholders were consulted on in early 2019:

  • Entry-level education programs: formal graduate level programs in nursing that prepare RNs to meet NP entry-level competencies across diverse practice settings.
  • Entry-level examination: one national entry-level examination for all NPs across the country
  • Standards of practice: common NP standards of practice
  • Continuing competence: Common principles
  • Registration/renewal: One NP registration category based on entry-level competencies
  • Re-entry to practice: Common principles

The first year of the project will focus on developing work plans and beginning the work on entry-level examination and education programs.


This project is informed by extensive consultation in 2019 with nurse practitioners, educators, employers, government, professional associations and regulators in B.C. and nationally. A Stakeholder Panel will be formed this fall to bring key voices and perspectives to inform project leaders and activities.

Learn more and stay in touch

To learn more about the project, visit the NPR-FIPP page on the CCRNR website, and consider signing up for the NPR-FIPP newsletter to stay up to date on the project’s progress.


Sandra Regan, Deputy Registrar, Education, Practice and Regulatory Learning, will represent BCCNP on the Steering Committee. If you have questions about this project and how the recommendations will be implemented in B.C., please contact her at