Nurse Practitioner Program
Expanding the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in HIV care presents an opportunity to increase the provincial capacity to prevent new HIV infections and to improve access to treatment for HIV infected individuals, particularly in areas with underserved populations. To support the expansion of NPs’ role, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP; formerly CRNBC) and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) Clinical Education and Training Program collaborated to update prescribing standards and to establish education requirements for nurse practitioners for HIV prevention and the treatment of people living with HIV (PLHIV).
The Nurse Practitioner Training in HIV Prevention and Treatment program is a tiered program:
Tier 1: Treatment for HIV Prevention (PEP/PrEP prescription), and
Tier 2: Treatment for PLHIV (ARV Initiation and Management)
On successful completion of Tier 1, Treatment for HIV Prevention, NPs will have exhibited competencies and qualifications to prescribe and monitor antiretrovirals (ARVs) for HIV prevention. NPs who have completed Tier 1 may proceed to Tier 2, Treatment for PLHIV; on completion NPs will have exhibited competencies and qualifications to prescribe and monitor ARVs for HIV treatment.
|Tier 1: Treatment for HIV Prevention||Tier 2: Treatment for PLHIV|
|Availability:||Available Now||Late 2019|
*Independent applicants should contact BC-CfE Clinical education and training: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner Training in HIV Prevention and Treatment is available to nurse practitioners who hold practicing registration in British Columbia with the College of Registered Nurses of BC. To apply for the program, please complete the application at the link. Please let your employer or Health Authority know of your interest in this program, the recommendation of a supervisor or contact from your employment or Health Authority is necessary to complete the application. Please note, the registration page is best completed from a desktop, laptop, or tablet. If completing the registration from your phone, please zoom in to provide an accurate response to the sliding scale questions.