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Becoming a nurse

Learn about what nursing means in British Columbia and how to become a nurse.

BCCNP is B.C.'s nursing regulatory college

Sept. 4, 2018 — CLPNBC, CRNBC and CRPNBC joined together to become BCCNP. The content on this site reflects the most current information, but you may notice some content refers to one or more of the former nursing colleges. We appreciate your patience while we update our site to ​​reflect our new name.​​​

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 What BCCNP does

BCCNP's purpose is to protect the public by effectively regulating licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses.

Requisite nursing skills & abilities

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.

Requisite skills and abilities

Entry-level competencies

Each type of nurse has minimum accepted educational requirements based on the entry-level competencies.

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Program review polices & guidelines

The BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) reviews nursing education programs/courses.

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Study to be a nurse

BCCNP recognizes numerous institutions with degree and diploma nursing programs in the province.

Recognized nursing programs

Types of nurses in B.C.

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.

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