As of Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The new BCCNM website is under construction and will be launched in late Fall 2020. In the interim, visitors can still retrieve information about nursing regulation from the BCCNP website or midwifery regulation from the CMBC website. Although the content on both websites may refer to BCCNP or CMBC respectively, it is the most current information on nursing and midwifery regulation. We appreciate your patience while we work towards launching the new BCCNM website and updating all our documents to reflect our new BCCNM name and brand.
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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