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 Spring 2019  

We're harmonizing the BCCNP practice standards

The work that all nurses do—LPNs, NPs, RNs and RPNs—has many similarities, but also varies widely. As we begin to harmonize standards, individual nursing designations will continue to be respected.

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Renewal closed: Confirm nurse employee registration 

Registration renewal for RNs, RPNs and NPs closed on Feb. 28, 2019. The nurse verification tool shows the 2019 registration status for all nursing designations. Be sure to confirm that your nursing employees are registered to work.

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NPs can now prescribe synthetic cannabinoids

The provincial Drug Schedules Regulation has been amended and NPs in B.C. now have the authority to prescribe synthetic cannabinoids, e.g. nabilone.

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