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 

The 2020 learning plan audit is now closed. 

Registrants will be notified in early 2021 when the audit is to begin for the 2022 licensure year.  

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.