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​A significant amount of the college and board work is actually done by the committees.  The co​​llege functions with two kinds of committees: Regulatory Committees that support the core regulatory functions of the college and board support that exist to support the important work of the board​.

 Regulatory committees


Reviews and decides whether to approve or deny non-routine applications for initial registration, annual renewal and reinstatement. ​


Receives complaint information or information that could give rise to an own motion investigation, directs the investigation process and subsequently assesses whether remedial and/or disciplinary action against a registrant is warranted. ​​


Hears allegations of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity referred to it by the Inquiry Committee, and if allegations are proven, determines an appropriate remedy following its deliberation of the facts presented by all parties. ​

Quality Assurance

Develops, administers and maintains a QA program to ensure the safe, ethical and competent practice of registrants. ​

Education Program Review

Evaluates the integrity of education programs and qualifying courses for nursing professionals

Professional Practice and Standards

Reviews and develops recommendations pertaining to the standards of practice (including scope of practice) or professional ethics for nursing professionals. ​

Nurse Practitioner Examinations

Directs the development and administration of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and scores the OSCE nurse practitioner registration examinations. ​

 Board support committees

Finance and Audit

Provides advice on all financial administration matters, the effectiveness of internal controls and risk management activities, and facilitates independent audits. ​


Helps the board assess its own effectiveness, composition and development - as well as that of its committees and individual board and committee members - through regular analysis, performance evaluation, professional development and education. It also identifies critical issues that might affect the board's strategy or composition needs.


Administers the election and, through active recruitment, assists the board in finding appropriate candidates for each vacancy available at board and committee level. ​

Registrar and CEO Performance and Oversight Committee

​​Oversees and facilitates performance and compensation reviews for the Registrar/CEO on behalf of the board, and provides recommendations on succession planning and any other matters pertaining to Registrar/CEO oversight. ​

If you are interested in serving on one of BCCNP’s committees, and have a passion for protecting the public, please fill out the fillable Expression of Interest form* (PDF) and email it to​​​​

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