Pathway to Success

NSCN and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) have partnered to create the Pathway to Success for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who are applying to obtain registration and licensure as an LPN in Nova Scotia.

The Pathway to Success is made up of two unique courses. Each course is designed to help IENs enhance their nursing education by focusing on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected of LPNs in Nova Scotia. It is also designed to prepare IENs for writing the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).

Course 1 – Review of Practical Nursing Concepts and Competencies

During this self-paced online course, participants review practical nursing concepts and competencies including: pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and maternal child health nursing concepts.

Course 2 – Introduction to the LPN Scope of Practice in Nova Scotia & CPNRE Preparation

This three-day face-to-face workshop helps IENs to better understand the roles and responsibilities of LPNs in Canada.  With a focus on critical thinking, the course material is presented through discussion, case studies, practice tests, and simulated questions. It also assists in preparing to write the CPNRE.

Who can enroll in the Pathway to Success?

Any IEN who is seeking registration and licensure as an LPN and have been approved to write the CPNRE.

How do I  enroll in the Pathway to Success?

You will be automatically enrolled in the program after applying. You will also receive an email with more details.

How much does it cost to enroll in the Pathway to Success?

Currently there is no fee to enroll in the program.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at We will respond within 5 business days.