January 2019

Helping employers decide what and when to report

Research shows that many employers want more guidance from their regulators about reporting nurses.

To help employers decide whether to report a nurse to CNO, we’re participating in a pilot study with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization advancing nursing regulatory excellence worldwide.

The pilot focuses on a decision-making tool called the Adverse Event Decision Pathway. The tool, which NCSBN developed in 2018, is designed to protect the public by helping employers decide how to respond to adverse events involving nurses, including whether to report the nurse to CNO.

In early 2019, we are sending emails to senior nurse managers in all practice sectors inviting them to participate in the pilot. The study results will be used to refine the tool before it is launched. The results will also help to identify barriers to employer reporting, so additional resources can be developed.

The Adverse Event Decision Pathway is also being piloted by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.

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