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First Time Registering in Nova Scotia

This section is for you if this is your first time registering and licensing in Nova Scotia. There are different steps you need to complete depending on where you went to school or worked previously. Click on the profile below that best fits your situation:  

Renewing Your Licence

This section is for you if you want to renew your licence and continue to work as a nurse in Nova Scotia. There is also additional information if you want to renew your licence after working outside the province or after returning from leave. Click on the profile below that best fits your situation: 

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Not Renewing Your Licence

This section is for you if you do not want to renew your licence this year. There are different steps for you to complete depending on whether you are on maternity/paternity leave, off due to an illness or injury, are leaving the province or are retiring from the profession. Click on the profile below that best fits your situation: 

General Licensing Information

There are many different requirements that you must fulfill in order to register and license in Nova Scotia. This section includes information on these requirements as well as fees, payment options and how to search for a nurse:  

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Licensing Exams

This section is for you if you need to register for one or more licensing exams. The first page gives an overview of the license exam requirements for each designation and the remaining pages provide additional information on each exam:  

Forms

If you need to request information or documents from us, such as confirmation of licensure, please submit one of the forms below along with payment. If you are unsure about what form to request, click on the form title to learn more:

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My Account

This section includes instructions on how to change your personal information and how to access your portal. There are currently 3 separate portals: a portal for new RN/NP applicants, a portal for LPN registrants, and a portal for RN and NP registrants. You can complete different tasks within each portal, which you can learn more about on each portal page: