Education Program Approval Committee

An important part of our work is accomplished through regulatory committees that are established to help fulfill our mandate of public protection. Our regulatory committees function at arm’s length from our day-to-day work and include volunteer nurses and members of the public who make objective decisions related to the registration and licensing, practice and conduct of nurses in Nova Scotia.    

The Education Program Approval Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board on matters pertaining to setting standards for and approving education programs: entry-level nursing programs (RN & LPN), nurse practitioner programs and re-entry programs in the province. They also recommend frequency of approval reviews.

This committee must include at minimum 2 LPNs, 6 RNs, 3 NPs and 3 public representatives.


  • Treena Campbell RN    
  • Jennifer Carr LPN    
  • Shelley Cobbett RN    
  • Duana d'Entremont NP    
  • Patti  Hansen-Ketchum RN    
  • Shauna Houk RN    
  • Jennifer LeBlanc RN    
  • Rosita MacNeil LPN    
  • Ruth Martin-Misener NP    
  • John McNeil    
  • Willena Nemeth RN (Chair)
  • Lorraine Pye-Varnes    
  • Athanasius Sylliboy NP    


In the spirit of transparency, we publish the terms of reference for each of our committees. The terms provide an in-depth look at the work and requirements of the committee. Click here to open the Education Program Approval Committee Terms of Reference

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About Their Work

Learn more about this committee’s work by exploring: 

•    Approve Education Programs
•    Entry-Level Competencies