As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, BCCNP is aware of and monitoring the impact on nursing education programs, faculty and students, and we want to extend our help as needed.
BCCNP's purpose is to protect the public by effectively regulating licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses.
To practise as a licensed practical nurse, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or registered psychiatric nurse in B.C., individuals must meet specific requirements respective to their nursing designation.
Each type of nurse has minimum accepted educational requirements based on the entry-level competencies.
The BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) reviews nursing education programs/courses.
BCCNP recognizes numerous institutions with degree and diploma nursing programs in the province.
There are different types of nurses in B.C. Each category of nurse brings specialized knowledge and skills to health care teams and workplaces. Although there are many types of nurses, BCCNP regulates all nursing professionals in the province.
BC Health Regulators — Our Purpose, Your Safety
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