Continuing Competence Program for RNs and NPs

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) for RNs and NPs is a regulatory program and quality assurance mechanism supporting nurses to facilitate their continuing competence. 

Every RN and NP in Nova Scotia is required to successfully complete the CCP requirements as part of their annual licensure requirement, regardless of their employment status. 

All applicants seeking licensure as an RN or NP must also complete the CCP requirements, except those applying for a conditional registration and conditional licensure.

Getting Started

RNs and NPs must meet the following CCP components:

  • Maintain nursing practice hours 
  • Complete a self-reflection
  • Complete a self-assessment
  • Develop a learning plan
  • Participate in the audit process, if selected

Program Tools to Help You be Successful

The following tools are available to help you meet your CCP requirements:  

It will be challenging to meet the program components and be successful without reviewing and using all of the tools noted above. 

2020 CCP Audit 

On February 10, 2020, NSCN will notify 75 LPNs and 125 RNs and NPs by email and by mail that they have been randomly selected to participate in the CCP audit. 

Those selected have 60 days between February 10 and April 10, 2020 to submit a copy of their completed learning plan to NSCN in order to be eligible for a 2021 licence. 

To determine if you have been selected this year:

  • Check your email, including your junk and spam folder, on or after February 10 
  • Check your mailbox and open any NSCN mail on or after the week of February 10

Included in the email and mail notification were detail instructions on how to participate in the audit. Download the CCP Guide for Nurses for more information. 

Have a Question?

Have you checked out the CCP Frequently Asked Questions or the CCP Guide for Nurses yet? If you cannot find the answer to your question, please reach out to us at ccp@nscn.ca.