In response to the changing health care environment, these competencies were updated in 2019. The Entry-Level Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses describes the knowledge, skills, judgment and attitude required of beginning practitioners to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care. This document is in effect as of Sept. 1, 2020.
Nurse practitioners in British Columbia practice in one of three streams of practice: family, adult or pediatric.
In January 2023, the BCCNM board approved revisions to the Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners. The new ELCs for NPs take effect Jan. 1, 2024.
Entry-level competencies reflect the knowledge, skills and judgement required of midwives to provide care in British Columbia.
Registered nurses in British Columbia must meet the entry-level competencies to be eligible to practice in the province.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse Entry-Level Competencies describes the expected competencies for entry-level RPN practice across Canada.