English, Pillar 2-Assessment
Cynthia Johansen, College of Registered Nurses of BC "Concurrent Session
The BC Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is the first of its kind in Canada bringing together the BC Colleges of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry to collaboratively build a competency-based assessment service across the four professions.
The goals of the service are:
NCAS has created an integrated service platform on which competency assessments can be delivered. The tools and processes developed through this work can be adopted across jurisdictions with a focus on reinforcing both labour mobility and the equivalency of “ready-to-practice” standards of licensure across Canada. The collaborative governance structure developed to support NCAS will provide the Regulators, Registry and IEHPs with the information needed to complete the evaluation and assessment process in a timely and effective manner.