New Regulatory Information System Coming Soon!
NSCN has begun the important work of implementing new Information Technology software that will provide registrants with an efficient, easy-to-use portal that will be available through the NSCN website. This new state-of-the-art portal, which will be launched in early 2023, will allow individuals to complete their annual registration renewal, request documents from NSCN such as verifications of registration and support other regulatory needs.
The work delivers on a goal we set when creating one nursing regulator in the province and lays the foundation for a consistent and more efficient experience for all stakeholders.
We look forward to sharing more information so please stay tuned to NSCN’s website, newsletters and social media for important updates.
- September’s practice support tool is Documentation Guidelines for Nurses, which helps nurses understand their accountability and expectations for documentation in all practice settings, regardless of the documentation method or storage.
- NSCN remains committed to the growth and ongoing enhancement of the work we do on behalf of Nova Scotians. Tell us about your experience with our customer service so we can better understand your needs and continue to provide excellent customer service.
- Our Quarter 2 Key Performance Indicators Report, which helps us track our strategic objectives and success as an organization, is now available!
- Read our updated Assessing Capacity Guideline, which helps nurses understand the legislation related to capacity assessment and the nurses scope of practice in assessing capacity.
- Learn more about the ongoing changes we are making to our registration and licensing process for internationally educated nurses.
- Did you know there are over 100 practice support tools available to support nurses in providing safe, competent, compassionate and ethical care?
Important Licence Renewal Information
- To be eligible to practice on November 1, you must renew your licence by October 31.
- Important Information for nurses renewing their licence: how to renew and more.
- Watch our licence renewal video to learn more about important dates!
- The deadline for payroll deduction was September 7th. Did you miss it?
- October 12 is the deadline to be entered into the licence renewal contest for a chance to win the amount of your licensure fee!
- Did you forgot your registration number or account password?
Applied for payroll deduction and wondering what's next?
Applications under payroll deduction are not processed until we receive your licensure fee from your employer, which generally occurs by the end of September. We strive to process your licence as soon as possible, however, due to the high volumes of payroll deduction applications and potential for unplanned delays, this may add to the overall processing time. If you have not received an email confirmation and official receipt from NSCN by October 14, 2022, please contact our Registration Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not planning on renewing this year?
Maternity & Paternity Leave
If you plan to work after November 1, 2022 and go on maternity or paternity leave during the licensure year, you must renew your licence and pay the annual fee. If you are a nurse and do not plan to practice after October 31, 2022, you do not need to hold a practising licence and do not need to renew.
If you are off work due to illness or injury and do not plan to practice after October 31, 2022, you do not need to hold a practising licence and do not need to renew.
Please note: if you plan to return from leave during the licensure year, you must obtain a practising licence to work.