LPN Connect Newsletter

— May 2018 | Vol. 5 Issue #5 —

BCCNP: new provincial nursing regulator gets a name

The Minister of Health on May 8, 2018, formally approved the name of BC's new nursing regulator. The BC College of Nursing Professionals will come into existence on Sept. 4, 2018.

This new college will amalgamate the three existing nursing colleges—the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, the College of Registered Nurses of BC, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC—into a single regulator for all nurses in the province.

The staff, boards and leadership at the three colleges appreciate the Minister's attention to this project and look forward to continued collaboration as we work towards Day 1 of our new organization.

Have your say  — BCCNP bylaws out for review

The bylaws that will govern the new nursing regulator are up for public consultation. These bylaws will guide the work of BCCNP, which is why we want to hear from you.

CLPNBC’s Annual General Meeting

Our last annual general meeting (AGM) as a standalone college is on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you would like to attend, pre-register now.

To honour CLPNBC’s history and celebrate our transition to one nursing regulator, we will be serving coffee, tea and cake when the AGM ends.

Resolution update: There were no resolutions proposed by the April 16 deadline.

2017 Annual Report - now available

On April 30, 2018, CLPNBC released its annual report for 2017.

Conduct Case Study 3: Impersonation

Part three of the Conduct Case Studies is about claiming to be something you are not. If you are not registered as a practising LPN, is it dishonest to say that you are?

**Conduct case studies are fictional and are intended only to demonstrate the potential for dishonest behaviour in nursing.**

Linda, a recent graduate of a practical nursing education program, obtained practising registration with CLPNBC in July 2016. At midnight on December 31, 2016, her registration expired. Linda continued to use the title “LPN” and to provide practical nursing services.

In July 2017, Linda realized she had failed to renew her registration and had been practising without registration for almost seven months! Linda disclosed this oversight to CLPNBC when she completed her reinstatement application form.

Read the case analysis

Standards of Education Committee - LPN Vacancy

Are you looking for an interesting professional development opportunity? CLPNBC has a vacancy on its Standards of Education Committee for an LPN member.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved and make an impact! Committee work helps CLPNBC protect the public.

The Nursing Community Assessment Service needs you!

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support your profession? To develop your skills and expand your professional network? To supplement your income while contributing your views and expertise?


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