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Professional Responsibility Process

Engaging in the professional responsibility (PR) process is an important avenue to advocate for safe patient, resident, and client care, and promote positive changes in your workplace. The most important resource in this entire process is you.

Nursing Standards of Practice

The PR process focuses on practice concerns related to the professional nursing standards of practice and intends to solve practice issues collaboratively at the local level. Themes that can be addressed under the PR process include: policies and procedures, education and training, leadership support, orientation, scope of practice, skill mix, role clarity, communication, and mentorship.

Professional Responsibility (PR) Process

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The PR process is collaborative and adheres to the jointly developed guiding principles.

It begins with a conversation with your excluded manager.

If you would like further assistance, please contact your regional Professional Responsibility Advocate. Log into the BCNU Member Portal to find out who’s working for you.


Do you need more information before you pursue the PR process? This module is meant to assist members and managers in understanding the current PR process contained in the 2019-2022 Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) Collective Agreement.


Please let us know how you have utilized the PR process by completing this short online evaluation form. Your feedback helps us assist you and other members.

Have you had a successful outcome while using the PR process? Please share it with us using the form.

Updated: 8/18/2022 11:41 AM

Addressing Nursing Concerns in the WorkplaceWorkload/Staffing, OHS Reporting and Professional Responsibility Process

Staffing related issues are now separate from professional practice issues and will be addressed as per Article 60 (B) (2): Patient Care Staffing Assessment Process. Please contact your steward for assistance.

Nurse safety issues will be addressed as per Article 32 - Occupational Health & Safety Program. Please go to the Health and Safety section of the BCNU website to access resources.

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