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 October 2019  

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It's almost time to renew! What you need to know

Changes for licensed practical nurses this year include a 14-month registration year, new Quality Assurance requirements and the requirement for provisional LPNs to renew. 

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Registration fees for 2020-21

Registration fees for the 2020-21 registration year have been approved by the BCCNP Board. Find out what this means for you.

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Taking pictures of clients: Is it ever OK?

Marisol, a home care nurse, rolls up her client Jack's sleeve to examine his stage II skin ulcer. She notes purulent discharge and recommends that Jack have the nurse practitioner at the local clinic examine the wound, but he declines. Without consulting Jack, Marisol takes a picture of the wound with her personal phone, includes a description of care provided and emails it to the clinic's nurse practitioner.

What do you think of Marisol's actions?

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BCCNP's first election is around the corner

It’s election time! Electronic ballots will be emailed on Oct. 21. Voters will have until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 to cast a ballot for two board positions: one RPN board member and one NP board member. All BCCNP registrants in good standing (LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs, except employed student registrants) can vote in this election.

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New practical nurse exam for B.C. and Ontario for 2022

The Regulatory Exam - Practical NurseTM (REx-PNTM) will test Canadian entry-level competencies. It's based on current practice, focused on client safety and will ensure nurses who enter practice have the knowledge, skills and judgement needed at the beginning of their careers.

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Updated resource: Legislation Relevant to Nurses' Practice

Did you know that BCCNP has a document that covers all legislation relevant to nursing practice in B.C.? The publication has been updated and harmonized to apply to all nurses regulated by BCCNP.

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