New LPN Entry-Level Competencies and Standards of Practice Information, Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Regulatory Update and More

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November 26, 2021

Our 36th newsletter issue was released on November 26th. The newsletter includes highlights on:

New LPN Standards of Practice and Entry-Level Competencies Coming Soon 

On January 1, 2022, new Standards of Practice and Entry-Level Competencies (ELCs) for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in Canada will come into effect in Nova Scotia. They will replace the current 2013 versions of the Entry-to-Practice Competencies (ETPCs) and Standards of Practice.

The documents coming into effect on January 1, 2022, are modernized reflecting key considerations like language, clarity, consistency and concept. Each document underwent a literature search, environmental scan and was validated by the LPN community and key stakeholders across Canada.

Stay tuned for more information and the new Standards of Practice and ELCs in our December newsletter.

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Other Highlights:

RN Prescribing is coming soon. RN Prescribing will enable RNs with specialized education and skills to prescribe medications within their specific area of expertise, practice setting and for client conditions as identified by their employer. The goal of RN prescribing is to improve access to health care services for Nova Scotians. Stay tuned for more information!  

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Missed the renewal deadline? All nurses practicing as of November 1, 2021, should have a current 2021-2022 licence. Working without a current licence is illegal.

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