NSCN Announces a First in Canada Licensure Process for Nurses Coming to Nova Scotia
As Nova Scotia’s nursing regulator, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing’s (NSCN) role is to ensure that all nurses providing nursing services for Nova Scotians are qualified to do so. The public can depend on NSCN to license those who meet registration requirements and demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills, and competence required to safely and ethically practice as a nurse.
Over the coming weeks, NSCN will implement a new first-in-Canada approach to registration and licensure that will establish a fast and predictable pathway to licensure in our province. Registered nurses who demonstrate good standing and good character and are licensed in Canada, the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia, or New Zealand, are eligible for registration and licensure in Nova Scotia immediately with no additional requirements other than passing the entrance exam. Using an equity lens, the newly developed approach yields consistent and predictable licensing outcomes for nurses educated in Nova Scotia, Canada, and seven specific countries that equate to 87% of NSCN’s current international applicants.
Read our press release on this here and learn more about this new licensure process here.
Important Regulatory Information System News
- NSCN has taken further steps to increase the security of our system. Two-factor authentication is now live on our registrant/applicant portal.
- Tax season is here! To find your tax receipt for your annual licence, log in to the registrant portal to access it and under ‘invoices’ choose ‘include paid’.
- To reset your password, go to the portal here. Request a password reset by clicking ‘Forgot your password.’
- To find a registration number, visit our Search for a Nurse directory and search by first/last name. The registration number will appear below the registrants name in the ‘registrant’ column.
- To make a profile change, log in to the portal using your email and password. Select the ‘profile update’ tab. You will be taken to the profile update form and can select the information you wish to change, such as mailing address or email address.
- To request a document, login into the portal using your email and password. Select one of the options under 'My Forms' section. Fill in the form and pay any applicable fees to submit your request.
- March’s practice support tool is the Problematic Substance Use (PSU) - A Guide for Nurses, which helps nurses understand their role in identifying PSU, steps to take if PSU is suspected and returning to practice after recovery.
- Complete our customer experience survey to share your feedback and help us better understand your needs and how we can continue to provide excellent customer service.
- Our Online Education Library has convenient practice guidance on a range of topics available for all nurses. View the library.
- The NSCN Board is seeking feedback on the proposed By-laws with respect to Currency of Practice Requirements.