Important Licence Renewal Information
The licence renewal period for the 2023-2024 year opens on August 2nd! To be eligible to practice on November 1, 2023, you must renew your licence before the renewal period closes on October 31, 2023.
In January, NSCN implemented a new regulatory information system that includes an easy-to-use registrant portal. Your annual licensure renewal will be completed via the portal here. Please see below for more helpful information on NSCN's new registrant portal.
Important Dates to Remember In 2023
August 2: First day to renew your licence.
September 6: Deadline to renew if you are on payroll deduction with your employer.
October 11: Deadline to be entered into the licence renewal contest.
October 31: Deadline to renew your licence.
November 1: First day of the new licensure period. All nurses must have a 2023-2024 licence in order to work as a nurse.
Other Important News
- July’s practice support tool is the Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship Practice Guideline, which assists nurses in their understanding of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship, professional boundaries and more.
- View our new Transition to Practice Online Education Module, which supports managers, clinical nurse educators and professional practice leads and includes information on licensure for newly licensed nurses, transition to practice and orientation, and more.
- Read more about the announcement we hosted with Federal Ministers regarding new changes to Canada’s economic immigration program, which introduced the prioritization of invitations for international health workers.
- Are you volunteering as a nurse in your community this summer? View our Volunteerism Practice Guideline to help you understand your accountabilities as a nurse volunteer.
Licence Renewal FAQs
- How do I activate my profile on NSCN's new Registrant Portal?
- How do I reset my password on NSCN's registrant portal?
- How do I make changes to my profile?
- How do I find my registration number?
Building Culturally Responsive Care for Nova Scotians Survey for Nurses Coming Soon
NSCN is launching Building Culturally Responsive Care for Nova Scotians, a survey for nurses to learn more about the diversity of the profession and to better understand the role we can play in ensuring nurses are able to provide culturally responsive care. Learn more.