Certified Practice Updates

NNPBC's Professional Practice team works closely with agency partners and relevant working groups to ensure that Certified Practice Decision Support Tools and Competencies remain up to date and align with current standards and processes.

Recent Updates

Effective July 10th, 2024, the responsibility of stewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Certified Practice DSTs has been transferred to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Access the CP STI DSTs here. NNPBC will retain responsibility for stewarding the Competencies for all Certified Practice areas. This includes the recent addition of competencies for nurses with Certified Practice in Opioid Use Disorder OUD).
New Prescribing Course for RN Certified Practice Approved by BCCNM - April 2024
"The Safe Prescribing for Registered Nurses with Certified Practice" course is offered by the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).
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Changes to DSTs and competencies come in effect March 1 – December 2023.
Certified Practice Competencies Revision Summary – November 2022
NNPBC publishes amended Certified Practice competency statements to include prescribing and specific competency language.
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New Limits and Conditions for Certified Practice Approved – October 2022
In October 2022, the BC College of Nurse and Midwives Board approved new limits and conditions for RN Certified Practice.
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Revisions to RN and RPN Standards, Limits, Conditions Approved – October 2022
In October 2022, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Board approved revisions to RN and RPN standards, limits, and conditions related to prescribing.
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Revised Contraceptive Management DSTs Published – August 2022
Revisions were made to the Contraceptive Management DSTs.
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