College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC
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The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) exists to protect the public by regulating psychiatric nurses in BC to provide safe, competent and ethical care. Under the Health Professions Act, all Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in BC must be registered with CRPNBC.

CRPNBC is not a teaching institution although it has “college” in its name. CRPNBC fulfills its role as a regulator by:

  • Setting and screening the qualifications for entry to practice and continuing registration.
  • Establishing standards for education and practice.
  • Promoting continuing competence and quality practice.
  • Dealing with complaints about RPN practice and conduct.

Vision

Mental wellness in the public interest.

Mission

Protect the public and ensure public trust in psychiatric nursing by regulating Registered
Psychiatric Nurses to be safe, competent and ethical.

The College achieves its mission by:

  • Setting and screening the qualifications for entry to the profession and continuing registration;
  • Establishing standards for education and practice;
  • Promoting continuing competence and quality practice; and
  • Resolving complaints about RPN practice and conduct.

Values

  • Integrity – fulfill our responsibilities in an accountable, professional and ethical manner, demonstrating honesty, impartiality and transparency
  • Collaboration – work together in a way that values diversity, inclusivity and the contributions of all stakeholders
  • Leadership – promote excellence in regulatory practices
  • Passion – show dedication in addressing the mental health needs of the public

For more information please visit: https://www.crpnbc.ca/

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