NSCN is seeking feedback on the initiative to develop a single Code of Ethics that would be applicable to all nurses in all practice contexts in Nova Scotia.
New By-Laws Regarding Information on Former Registrants
NSCN is introducing new by-laws that will outline the type of information about former registrants that the CEO & Registrar may publish on the NSCN website.
New By-laws for Part VII, Section 27: Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Competencies
NSCN is introducing RN Prescriber as a new expanded scope of practice in early 2022. NSCN must make new by-laws for Part VII, Section 27 in order to add Competencies and Standards of Practice for RN Prescribers.
New Registration and Licensing Examination By-laws
NSCN is introducing new by-laws that will allow the board to approve registration and licensing examinations and associated requirements.
NSCN is introducing new Entry-Level Competencies (ELCs) for Licensed Practical Nurses on January 1 2022. NSCN must amend By-Law Part VII, Section 28 (7): Code of Ethics, Standards and Competencies to adopt the new ELCs in Nova Scotia.
NSCN is introducing revised Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses on January 1, 2022. NSCN must amend By-Law Part VII, Section 28 (4): Code of Ethics, Standards and Competencies to adopt the revised standards of practice in Nova Scotia.
NSCN has developed draft By-Laws that govern the election of registrants to the Board. This includes board size and composition, election process, eligibility pool for nominations, voting eligibility, chair and vice-chair elections, and more.
The Fitness to Practice and Incapacity Practice Guideline provides information for nurses regarding fitness to practice and incapacity, the fitness to practice process and professional obligations related to incapacity and fitness to practice.
NSCN is introducing the 2020 Entry-level Competencies of Practice for Registered Nurses on Sept 1, 2020. NSCN must amend By-Law Part VII, Section 28 (8): Code of Ethics, Standards and Competencies in order to adopt the new competencies in Nova Scotia
In consultation with stakeholders, we have developed a draft of the sexual misconduct standard for nurses. Join the conversation by reviewing and providing feedback on the draft standard as well as a draft policy and by-law.
The New Graduate as Leader Practice Guideline provides information to help newly graduated nurses understand strategies to work through when asked to take on Charge Nurse role and restrictions on the Charge Nurse role when holding a conditional licence.
The Nurses Who Provide Care to Clients Receiving Aesthetic Services Q&A provides information for nurses regarding their scope of practice, educational requirements and their role in caring for clients receiving aesthetic services.
The Problematic Substance Use – A Guide for Managers provides information for managers regarding how to identify problematic substance use (PSU), steps to take if PSU is suspected or reported to you and planning for returning to practice after recovery.
The Problematic Substance Use - A Guide for Nurses provides information for nurses regarding the nurse’s role in identifying problematic substance use (PSU), steps to take if PSU is suspected and returning to practice after recovery.
This guideline provides information to help nurses understand complementary and alternative health care therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic care, healing touch, Traditional Health practices used by Indigenous clients, yoga and more.
We are developing a new sexual misconduct standard for all nurses that clearly and specifically defines the expectations for nurses. Join the conversation and help inform the direction and development of the new standard.
Outlines the nurse’s role in using social media. Assists with understanding with regards to benefits & risks, professional presence, confidentiality & privacy, professional boundaries, organizational policies, integrity & accountability.