As an organization that has paved a new way forward for regulation in Nova Scotia, being innovative and creative is part of our DNA. We welcome you to learn more about our organization, our culture and our work environment. 

Working with Us

The public trusts us to regulate the nursing profession in the public’s interest and we trust our staff to carry out our mandate of public protection. As an organization built on trust, we offer a supportive, professional and collaborative workplace for you to learn and lead. 

We are proud of our innovative thinking, along with our commitment to operating in a way that maintain the integrity of the organization and helps to ensure we are being accountable, transparent, agile and relational in everything that we do. 

Working with our Team

Our team consists of dedicated staff with backgrounds in law, nursing, business, public relations, information technology, policy development, leadership, finance and customer service. Our team enjoys fostering a respectful environment where every voice is heard. 

Working in our Office

Our innovative office space is modeled after the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification Standards that supports the health and well-being of those working in the building. Our office includes bright spaces, high-efficient heating, an abundance of natural light, LED lighting, accessible transportable including an on-site bike storage room and electric vehicle charging station, and a free gym for staff. We believe that when our staff feel their best, they do their best and our office space supports this attitude.  

Current Opportunities

The following career opportunities are available: 

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing is the regulatory body for approximately 15,000 licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia. The College’s purpose is to protect the public by promoting the provision of safe, competent, ethical, and compassionate nursing services.  
As a new organization created in 2019 through the amalgamation of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia and the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing sets the practices and standards for nurses to uphold and ensuring citizens in our province receive the best care possible. This is our reason for being, and our ultimate goal. We are a proactive, modern organization that values relationships, transparency, agility, integrity, and accountability.  
Reporting to the Senior Director, Governance & General Counsel, the Corporate Secretary will work closely with all leaders and the Board on the governance responsibilities and duties of the Board and its Registrants as laid out in the Nursing Act and Regulations. In this role you will advise on the best practices that will enable the Board to function effectively and efficiently, acting as a facilitator and advisor on a wide range of organizational and governance matters. You will assist in the provision of governance advice and guidance to the Board in service of its strategic mandate including the NSCN strategic plan. You will provide guidance in both the short-term and long-term planning of the Board, help develop and maintain governance policies and procedures, and otherwise assist the Board and Executive Leadership with a broad range of governance matters and monitoring.  
As the ideal candidate, you bring a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Board Secretary, Board Liaison, or Corporate Paralegal. You have demonstrated experience working closely with Board and Committees that includes Board member orientation along with the preparation of Board and Committee materials, reports to the Board, and reports/recommendations relating to governance processes/documents. You have experience coordinating all logistical arrangements required for effective Board and Committee operations including recording minutes and maintaining all official results/resolutions of the meetings.  
You have a university degree in public administration, law, or business, or a diploma in a related field of study (i.e., paralegal services) coupled with significant related work experience. You have a demonstrated track record of providing governance support that includes research, planning, policy development, evaluation, measurement, and monitoring. In addition, you have strong information management and prioritization skills. You have a keen attention to detail along with exceptional written and oral communication skills.    
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to send your CV to our recruitment partner via email ( Please cite “Corporate Secretary” in the subject line of your email. This posting will remain open until August 26, 2019.