Careers

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 stuff 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, ensuring patients 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.

The Senior Director, Legislative Services & Deputy Registrar will have a critical role in shaping and achieving the vision and goals of the newly created Nova Scotia College of Nursing. In this role you will provide leadership and guidance towards the achievement of goals in Nursing Registration Services, Education Program Approval, Professional Conduct, and Standards & Guidance, and Customer Experience.

You will be principal leader of legislated operations and a key member of the executive leadership team. You will provide leadership to the analysis of policies relevant to the practice of nursing in Nova Scotia. You will be tasked to monitor federal and provincial legislative processes and advises the CEO & Registrar of possible applicability to NSCN. You will assist the CEO & Registrar in developing and implementing programs that ensures compliance with the NSCN standards, and in developing guidance documents to support the interpretation, implementation, and compliance with legislation, policies, or standards. You will have the opportunity to participate on committees, networks, workings groups, and other stakeholder groups. You will draft communications documents, monitor delegated stakeholder activities, and advises the CEO & Registrar on the implications to NSCN. You will also monitor and provide feedback concerning NSCN’s application of, and compliance with legislation, bylaws, and policies.

As the ideal candidate, you bring 10-15 years of progressive nursing leadership experience generally gained through a senior nursing leadership position in practice, education, or management. You have a demonstrated track record of building & maintaining effective stakeholder relationships and have broad knowledge of the health system and the role of regulation of health professions. It is essential that you bring an in-depth knowledge of self-regulation in the nursing profession.

You are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), or Nurse Practitioners (NP) eligible for registration or in good standing with NSCN. You have a graduate degree coupled with significant senior leadership experience. You are a natural relationship builder, a team builder, and a skilled operational manager. You demonstrate a commitment to transparent communication and clear direction. You have demonstrated experience building a healthy, engaging, and productive workplace culture. You are skilled at generating innovative solutions that can be successfully implemented, capable of challenging the organization and team members to constantly improve and grow.

Visit us at www.nscn.ca to learn more information about Nova Scotia College of Nursing. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to apply with your resume and cover letter to NSCN’s recruitment partner via email: scott@benbay.ca

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, ensuring patients 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.

As a member of the executive leadership team, the Senior Director, Strategy & Operations will have a critical role in shaping and achieving the vision and goals of the newly created Nova Scotia College of Nursing. In this role you will be the principal leader of the non-legislative operations, notably providing leadership to organizational strategy and corporate operations. You will lead the strategic initiatives of NSCN, including cross functional projects and strategic initiatives, forward looking research & strategy development, and enterprise-wide NSCN strategy & business performance management processes. You will also provide leadership to operations & administrative functions of the organization successfully integrating human resource, finance, procurement, information technology/information management, and communications with core operations.

As the ideal candidate, you bring 10-15 years’ progressive leadership experience preferably in a similar or larger scale and scope organization. You have demonstrated experience in effective stakeholder relationships, broad knowledge of the health system and the role of regulation of health professions. You have significant experience and expertise managing complex multi-stakeholder projects from conception through implementation. You also bring knowledge of successfully integrating communications, human resource, finance, and information technology to core operations to accelerate organizational success.
You likely have an advanced degree or professional designation (MHA, MBA, CPA) coupled with significant project management training and experience. You are an experienced senior leader with the demonstrated ability to identify trends, build high performance work teams, and maintain relationships inside and outside the organization to enhance organizational success. You are a self-driven, hard-working, skilled communicator with executive level judgment. You are as comfortable in the board room as you are rolling up your sleeves and getting to work.

Visit us at www.nscn.ca to learn more information about the Nova Scotia College of Nursing. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to apply to our recruitment partner with your resume and cover letter via email: scott@benbay.ca.

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, ensuring patients 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.

The Human Resources Lead will provide leadership and expertise for all people management matters including but not limited to recruitment & retention, workforce planning, health & safety, on-boarding, career development, talent management, compensation administration, organizational development, employee engagement, retention, succession planning, performance management, and wellness.

As the senior-most HR person in the organization, you will collaborate and provide HR consultation and guidance to senior organizational leaders, people leaders and employees for all people-related inquiries and provide confidential recommendations in a timely manner. You will lead the Human Resources function and best in class HR programs, processes, and policies. You will research best HR practices to ensure current with new HR trends and legislation, champion and become a super-user for the Human Resources Information System (HRIS). You will promote the company's organizational culture, values and reputation with all employees, customers, suppliers, partners, and regulatory/official bodies, liaise appropriately with vendors for effective administration of payroll, group benefit plans, retirement savings, and other programs as required. You will also be the champion for respectful and inclusion workplace program and incorporate and promote a safety & wellness mindset in all HR activities and programs.

As the ideal candidate, you bring 10 years providing HR expertise in a fast-paced work environment, including at least 5 years leading an HR discipline. You bring extensive experience with relevant legislation including but not limited to Canada Labour Code, Labour Standards, Human Rights Act, Provincial Benefits Agreement, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other relevant acts & regulations. You have experience managing payroll & benefits processes, along with an aptitude for designing and delivering HR initiatives in accordance with leading HR practices. You are proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office technology and have experience working with an HRIS system. You have a post-secondary education in Business Administration or Advanced Diploma in Human Resources and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certification held in good standing.

Visit us at www.nscn.ca to learn more information about Nova Scotia College of Nursing. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we invite you to apply to our recruitment partner with your resume and cover letter via email: scott@benbay.ca