CCP Audit Reminder for All Nurses

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January 19, 2021

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is NSCN’s quality assurance mechanism that supports nurses in facilitating their career-long enhancement of knowledge, skills, and judgment required to practice safely and ethically. Every nurse in Nova Scotia, regardless of their employment status, is required to successfully complete the CCP requirements as part of their annual licensure renewal. This includes the audit of the learning plans of a randomly selected group of nurses. 

What is the Purpose of the Audit? 
The audit helps to ensure nurses complete a learning plan as part of the annual CCP requirements. The development of a learning plan is considered best practice as a way for nurses to develop meaningful strategies to address gaps in their practice or increase their knowledge base. 

Important Dates
On Monday, February 8th, 200 nurses will be notified by email and mail that they have been randomly selected to participate in the CCP audit process. Those selected will have 60 days from February 8th to April 9th to submit a copy of their completed learning plan to NSCN in order to be eligible for a 2022 licence. 

How Will You Know if You Have You Been Selected?
Those selected will be notified by mail and emails. As a result, you must 

  • Check your email, including your junk and spam folder, on or after February 8th 
  • Check your mailbox and open any NSCN mail during the week of February 8th 

Those selected will receive detailed instructions about the process as well as important deadlines and tools for success. If you have any further questions, you can always reach out to us at for additional support and guidance from a member of our team. 

Support and Questions
To access the user-friendly CCP Guide and frequently asked questions (Q&As) created with you in mind, we invite you to click here to access the guide. If you have any questions about the program or the audit process, please contact us at or visit one of the links below:

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