Information for Registered Nurses (Certified)

Registered nurses with certified practice (RN(C)) are authorized to independently refer eligible beneficiaries of the Medical Services Plan (MSP) for selected medically necessary laboratory tests approved as within scope by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). The menu of laboratory tests is restricted to those tests that are included in the CRNBC approved Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for certified practice categories.

The RN(C) referral program improves patient care in British Columbia and facilitates registered nurses with certified practice to work to their full scope of practice. This program is of particular benefit to patients in communities who do not have an attendant physician or nurse practitioner, but who do have access to nursing care provided by an RN(C).


To learn more about Registered Nurses (Certified), visit the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. website.


Check with your employer to see if you should enrol for an MSP Practitioner Number.

Application for MSP Practitioner Number (RN(C)) Form
(effective January  23, 2012)


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