STI Course Application Form - please complete all fields in the application and email to the Education Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preceptor Application Form - please have potential preceptor complete the application and email to the Education Program Coordinator (email@example.com).
2021 Course Schedule
September 13 - November 19, 2021
October 18, 2021 - January 7, 2022*
*extra time has been added for December break
The fall 2021 STI course sessions will be limited to British Columbia Provincial Health Authority supported nurses who require BCCNM STI certification for their current positions. There is a lengthy waitlist at this time.
BCCDC's STI Certified Practice Education Program is approved by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as a certifying education program for registered nurses practicing STI care. Priority will be given to those applicants requiring STI certification to perform their job responsibilities.
BCCDC will provide BCCNM 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 BCCNM. Once BCCNM has received record of your successful completion from BCCDC you will receive communication from BCCNM that you have been entered into their Certified Practice registry.
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.
Nurses complete a 3 day or 18 hour STI clinical practice experience after completion of the online theory course. The nurse will work with a BCCDC Provincial STI Clinic preceptor or a community BCCDC-approved preceptor to fulfill the 14 STI completion requirements.
This practical experience is an essential component for the completion of the STI Certified Practice Education Program leading to BCCNM STI certification.