Board Election

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) Board is the governing body responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and ensuring that NSCN meets its mandate of public protection by overseeing the practice of nursing in Nova Scotia. The Board consists of members of the public appointed by government and registrants elected by the nursing profession.

Tricia Lane, NP, will join the NSCN Board for a term beginning on June 1, 2023. To learn more, read a summary of the election process and Tricia’s biography below.

Election Process

In early 2023, the process began to fill one upcoming vacancy on the NSCN Board. During the first call for nominations that ran February 28 – March 28, the NSCN Nominating Committee advanced one registrant for nomination to fill the vacancy. The By-laws required that we open a second call for applications, which ran from April 18-28. One additional applicant, Tricia Lane, also applied to sit on the NSCN Board. The nominee advanced in the first call later withdrew from the election. As a result, there remained one candidate for the Board vacancy, and an election was not required. Tricia Lane will be appointed to the Board by acclamation per NSCN By-law 10A.11.

Tricia Lane, NP

Hi, my name is Tricia Lane and I am a pediatric nurse practitioner in Orthopaedics at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. With over 30 years in the nursing profession, my philosophy of nursing practice is founded in patient-centered care and I am committed to providing high-quality health care for all Nova Scotians. As a strong advocate for patients and their families, I believe serving on the NSCN Board is the next step in caring for my community by regulating how nursing care is delivered across Nova Scotia in the public’s interest.

The NSCN Nominating Committee and Board would like to welcome Tricia to the Board and thank all registrants who participated in the Board nominations and elections process.

The Nominating Committee was established by the Board to help facilitate the nomination and election of registrants to the Board. The committee must include the immediate past Chair, one public representative and one registrant of the current Board.

In 2023, members include Charmaine McPherson, Paulette Anderson and Ashley Clements. Click here to read about each member of the committee.