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About Us

Get to know NSCN

As the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN), we regulate LPNs, RNs and NPs in Nova Scotia on behalf of the public. In this role, we have an obligation to protect the public by overseeing the practice of approximately 15,000 nurses who are licensed to practise nursing in Nova Scotia. Our work helps Nova Scotians place their full confidence in the nurses who care for them, their families and their communities.

Learn more about NSCN

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Our core values

This is what guides all of our work

Our values will help to guide, unify and lay the foundation of success for the new organization that is reflective of its stakeholders and goals as one nursing regulator in Nova Scotia.

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Accountability

  • Being courageous and committed to making evidence-informed decisions.
  • Being accountable and responsible for the decisions we make.
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Transparency

  • Engaging in a participatory, collaborative and respectful way.
  • Disseminating clear, relevant and useful information and guidelines.
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Integrity

  • Being truthful, honest and engaging in respectful dialogue.
  • Performing all activities in a fair and consistent way, precluding bias against anyone.
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Agility

  • Anticipating and responding with an open mind.
  • Fostering a mindset of collaboration, openness, and innovation.
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Relational

  • Cultivating and sustaining relationships by being respectful, inclusive, genuine and consistent.
  • Behaving in a manner that encompasses diversity and reflects professionalism.
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Highlights

New Features this Month

Are You a New Graduate? Register and License as a Nurse

With graduation fast approaching, the next stage in your career in right around the corner. Our website has all the information you need to work as a nurse in Nova Scotia.

Learn More now

New Complaint Form Released

If you wish to submit a complaint against a nurse in Nova Scotia, there is now a simple and easy-to-use complaint form available online for you to complete.

Access New Form

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Submit a Complaint about a Nurse

If you are concerned about the care provided by a nurse, one way to address this concern is by submitting a complaint. 

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Get Involved with NSCN

Involvement from profession and public members sits at the heart of self-regulation and what we do here at NSCN.