LPN Jurisprudence Exam

As part of the process to become licensed an LPN in Nova Scotia, you must successfully complete the LPN Jurisprudence Exam. This exam is an online open book exam that consists of approximately 50 questions.

The purpose of the exam is to measure your awareness of provincial and regulatory policies and any provincial and federal laws related to nursing practice in this province. Being knowledgeable about legislation and regulatory policies enhances your ability to practise safely, ethically and competently and within the legal parameters.

You must complete the Jurisprudence Exam if you are applying for initial LPN registration or licensure in Nova Scotia. This includes:

  • New graduates
  • Individuals applying from other jurisdiction
  • Internationally educated nurses
  • LPNs who were once licensed in Nova Scotia but have not been licensed in Nova Scotia in the past 5 years.

Frequently-Asked-Questions

The online learning module is accessed with a unique Login ID. We email you the login ID within 5 business days of receiving your Application for Registration and Licensure, application fee and jurisprudence fee. Click here to learn more about the jurisprudence fee and payment options.

Please review the LPN Jurisprudence Reference Guide to help familiarize yourself with this exam content.

The exam is designed to be accessed as many times as necessary to achieve 100%.

Once you complete the exam, you will receive a certificate via email. We will also be notified of your completion and your application will be updated.

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

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.