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New Registration Pathway for Out-of-Province, Canadian-Trained Health Care Assistants

There is a new registration pathway available to Health Care Assistants (HCAs) educated in other provinces.

Seeking Volunteers for Field Testing of the NCAS Assessment

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support the HCA profession? To enhance BC’s capacity to build a safe and competent health workforce? The BC College of Nursing Professionals needs you! website launch is a new website designed to increase awareness of the HCA profession, to highlight the benefits of working as an HCA, and to educate potential HCAs about the pathways towards training, registration, and employment. It is helpful information for anyone interested in education and career options as a registered Health Care Assistant in British Columbia. Further information is also available throughsocial media by following @Choose2CareBC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (#choose2care hashtag)

Health Care Assistant Day 2019

October 18, 2019 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Notification of Change – Application Requirements

Notification of change to all applicant categories: Removal of BC residency requirement. Effective date of change: October 10, 2019

2019 Proclamation

Download the Proclamation here.

Research Article: Are healthcare aides underused in long-term care?

Arain MA, Deutschlander S, Charland P. Are healthcare aides underused in long-term care? A cross-sectional study on continuing care facilities in Canada BMJ Open 2017;7:e015521. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015521

New Assessment Service Evaluates Competence of Internationally Educated Health Practitioners

January 4, 2017 marked the launch of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), a new assessment service that evaluates the competence of internationally educated health practitioners (IEPs) applying to register in British Columbia. 

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