Registration and Licensing 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 Registration and Licensing Committee reviews any matter when an NP requests to change their client population and determines whether the NP is required to complete a competence assessment and/or bridging education before they can proceed. Upon referral from the CEO, the committee also determines whether an LPN, RN, NP meets the requirements for registration and/or licensure.

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


Coming soon! Members of this committee will be approved at our first Board meeting in June. 


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 Registration and Licensing Committee Terms of Reference. 

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