Our 34th newsletter issue was released on September 23rd. The newsletter includes highlights on:
Guidance for Nurse Practitioners Regarding Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccinations
The authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada have been shown to be safe and effective against symptomatic COVID-19, and protect against severe disease, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.
Throughout Nova Scotia, many organizations are requiring that all staff and visitors be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is not unreasonable to expect that, in response, nurse practitioners may be asked to provide medical notes for clients who have chosen not to be vaccinated.
As nurse practitioners continue to work to mitigate any further spread of COVID-19, NSCN aims to support their leadership with clear guidance on their responsibilities in this circumstance.
Nurse practitioners must only support requests for a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination for clients with a legitimate medical condition that would warrant an exemption.
Read our Guidance for Nurse Practitioners Regarding Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccinations statement for more information on COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions.
- Read our Social Media Guideline for information on your accountability to know how your employer policy, standards of practice, code of ethics and practice guidelines apply to social media use.
- Our practice support tool for September is the Care Plan Guideline to help you understand your accountability related to the nursing plan of care.
- New graduate? Read our New Graduate as a Leader Guideline to understand strategies to work through when asked to take on the role of Charge Nurse when holding a conditional licence
- Personal Protective Equipment Supply Extended
- Understand how to identify, communicate and resolve professional practice issues in our Resolving Professional Practice Issues Guideline.
- Check out our new Professional Boundaries and The Nurse – Client Relationship online learning education module
- Our physical office has now reopened to the public. Staff are available to assist you in person, by phone, or by email.
- Coming for a visit to the NSCN Office? Learn what we are doing and what we ask guests to do while on-site.
Important Renewal Information
- To be eligible to practice on November 1, you must renew your licence by October 31.
- Information for nurses renewing their licence: how to renew & more
- Watch our licence renewal video
- The deadline for payroll deduction was August 12. Did you miss it?
Applied for payroll deduction and wondering what’s next?
Applications under payroll deduction aren’t processed until we receive your licensure fee from your employer, which occurs in September. But don’t worry – you’ll have your licence in time for November 1!
3,976 Nurses have already renewed their licence so far this renewal season! Join your colleagues!