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I'm Being Investigated by the British Columbia College of Nurses Because I Believe...

• Quillette

In November 2020, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) informed me that I was under investigation for my "off-duty conduct." My disciplinary hearing is scheduled to take place from May 30th through June 3rd, and my career as a nurse hangs in the balance. I have been working throughout, apart from a stress leave and various sick days that I have taken to protect my mental health.

The BCCNM is a regulatory body whose stated purpose is to protect the public from harm, and to ensure that nurses and midwives meet defined standards of care and professional responsibilities. It issues a license to practice; and without it, you can't work as a nurse in British Columbia. I'd never thought too much about the BCCNM before this investigation was announced. I did my job, and believe I did it well. I paid my license fees each year—that was it.

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