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British Columbia - Canada Continuing Education Requirements

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British Columbia - Canada Registered Nurse (RN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2021
CEs not required.
For the renewal application, nurses will be expected to:
  • Update your employment history and contact information
  • Provide information about any criminal charges or convictions over the past year
  • Consent to a criminal record check (if applicable)
  • Report your practice hours from the preceding year (view the RN requirement)
  • Meet your quality assurance requirements
  • Acknowledge you have read and understood all of the consent and declaration requirements
  • Pay your renewal fee
RNs need to work a minimum of 1,125 hours over the preceding five-year period to renew their practicing registration. There is no minimum on a per-year basis.

Alternatives to 1,125 recognized hours are:
  • Successful completion of a registered nursing education program.
  • Successful completion of a nursing re-entry program recognized by BCCNM
  • Successful completion of a supervised practice experience? approved by BCCNM
  • Successful completion of an RN degree program? — or be currently enrolled in a full-time program — leading to a degree in nursing recognized by BCCNM.
  • Completion of a recognized competency-based assessment and required coursework.
British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives
Phone: 604-742-6200 Fax: 604-738-2272 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 900 - 200 Graville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4 Canada

British Columbia - Canada Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2021
CEs not required.
Quality Assurance requirements for NPs
meet minimum practice hours (900 practice hours over the last three years)
complete a self-assessment using CRNBC’s Standards of Practice
seek and receive peer feedback
create and implement a professional development plan based on your self-assessment, peer feedback and client documentation review
evaluate the effect of last year’s professional development on your practice
complete a critical review of your client documentation
complete a minimum of three professional development activities from six categories of options
participate in an onsite peer review of practice, when scheduled by CRNBC
Nurse practitioners meet additional quality assurance requirements stemming from the legislated scope of nurse practitioner practice. The scope of nurse practitioner practice includes diagnosis of diseases, authority to order diagnostic tests, treatment of diseases, and authority to prescribe.
British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives
Phone: 604-736-7331 Fax: 604-738-2272 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2855 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y8 Canada

British Columbia - Canada Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
Phone: 778-373-3101 Fax: 778-373-3102 Website: Visit Site Address: 260-3480 Gilmore Wa
Burnaby, BC V5G 4Y1