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 transportation 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 

Registration Assistant (up to 5 Positions Available) 

6 month Contract Position, Hybrid Opportunity

Full-time, 35 Hours/Week

Nova Scotia College of Nursing

About NSCN

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) is the safeguard that ensures the public that all nurses in Nova Scotia have the education and skills they need to care for people safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately. The public trusts us to regulate the nursing profession in their interest and our staff are empowered to ensure public protection is our top priority. As an organization built on trust, we offer a supportive, professional and collaborative workplace for you to learn and lead. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures we inspire excellence both publicly and within our organization.

Job Summary

As a Registration Assistant, you will support the processing of NSCN registration and licensing applications. You will assist with initial registration & licensure of applications, as well as the renewal and reactivation of the licenses of existing registrants. Further, you will provide license information and process conditional licenses for new Nova Scotia nursing graduates as well as review eligibility for registration exams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processes all applications for registration and licensing
  • Determines eligibility for registration and licensing of nurses by ensuring receipt of all required documentation
  • Maintains up-to-date registration databases
  • Interprets NSCN policies to assist in determining registrant’s eligibility
  • Provides respectful, prompt and reliable information to all NSCN stakeholders including registrants and the general public
  • Understands the registration process and is able to provide clear direction to inquiries
  • Prepares reports from the registration database for various internal and external stakeholders

About You:

You are collaborative, flexible and customer-service oriented. You are proactive and organized by nature. You have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. You have a strong sense of initiative and can demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing
  • Effectively manage your workload in response to changing priorities
  • Comfortably work with large volumes of information

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2year business program from a recognized community college
  • At least one year of related work experience in a professional setting
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment considered an asset
  • Experience with major technology applications, notably Microsoft Office suite of program

Visit us at to learn more about the Nova Scotia College of Nursing. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to apply with your cover letter and resume via email to:

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) is committed to creating a diverse environment. Qualified individuals from underrepresented groups who would contribute to the diversification and shared vision of our organization are encouraged to apply. NSCN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is representative of the communities we support. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at