Dual Licensure

In Nova Scotia, dual licensure is permitted by law. However, as a regulator we do not support this practice and do not recommend that nurses practise concurrently as LPNs and RNs. 

In a nurse‚Äôs work environment, dual licensure can create role confusion, accountability/liability issues for nurses and their employers and can potentially impact the quality of care provided to Nova Scotians. 

For more information on this topic or to learn more about the risks for nurses holding dual licensure, download our Dual Licensure Position Statement

If you have any questions related to dual licensure, please reach out to a practice consultant at practice@nscn.ca. We strive to respond to you as soon as possible. However, due to the high volumes of emails and complexity of inquiries, our response time may vary.  

Please be advised that registration requirements and fees are subject to change. All registration and licensure fees are non-refundable. Click here to learn more about fees and payment options