Application Form - please print, fill out and fax to the number on the cover page.
STI Certified Practice Online Course theory-only policy.
BCCDC's STI Certified Practice Education Program has been approved by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as a certifying education program for registered nurses practicing in the field of STI. Priority will be given to those applicants requiring STI certification to perform their job responsibilities.
BCCDC will provide BCCNP with the names and registration numbers of those nurses who have successfully completed the STI Certified Practice Education Program. To complete the certification process you must apply through BCCNP. Once BCCNP has received record of your successful completion from BCCDC you will receive communication from BCCNP that you have been entered into their Certified Practice registry.
September 28 - November 27, 2020*
*The September 2020 course session will be theory-only and have a reduced intake. The BCCDC STI clinical practice experience will not be included. Accepted participants will need to arrange the clinical practice portion with their supporting Health Authority before acceptance into the course.
A maximum of 20 nurses are accepted into each course intake; 12 who go on to complete the three day clinical practice experience at the BCCDC STI Clinic and up to 8 theory-only learners. Only those who complete the clinical component are eligible for certification. There is no charge for the STI Certified Practice Education Program. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and expenses for the clinical practice component.
The STI Certified Practice Education Program is divided into two components:
The STI course content is divided into five modules including:
- Introduction to STI Practice
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Sexuality and Communication
- Clinical Encounter
- Partner Notification and Reporting
A schedule is provided allowing one - three weeks completion time per module depending on the work load in that module. We estimate 4 - 6 hours/week to complete the online theory course. Learner assessment is based on a STI quiz, forum discussion assignment, case study assignment and a cumulative final exam.
There is a 3 day/18 hour clinical practice experience after completion of the online course. Date options for booking are sent mid-way through the course and are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Over the course of 3 days, nurses are guided through an introduction to STI nursing at the STI Clinic in Vancouver.
This practical experience is an essential component for the completion of the STI Certified Practice Education Program leading to BCCNP STI certification.