Returning from Leave

Welcome back to the nursing profession in Nova Scotia. This section of the website is for you if you are returning from a leave of absence, are not currently licensed with us and have not been licensed anywhere else since last being licensed with us.

If you have held a licence somewhere else since you were last licensed with us, please click here.  
Even if you only work a few days or weeks into the licensure year, you are still required to pay the full licensure fee. 

Application Process

If you held a LPN practising licence in the past, please contact us at registration@nscn.ca to determine your eligibility to apply for a licence and next steps. If you are eligible, it may take us up to five business days to process your licence.

Licensure Fee

If you are returning from a leave of absence between November 1 and April 30, you are required to pay the full fee for the licensure year. Click here for more details on fees

If you are returning from a leave of absence between May 1 and October 31, you are required to pay a pro-rated fee for the remainder of the licensure year. Click here for more details on fees.
 

There are different processes depending on your circumstance. If you:

Licensure Fee

If you are returning from a leave of absence between November 1 and June 30, you are required to pay the full fee for the licensure year. Click here for more details on fees.

If you are returning from a leave of absence between July 1 and October 31, you are required to pay a pro-rated fee for the remainder of the licensure year. Click here for more details on fees.

What happens once I have submitted my documents?

It will take up to five business days to review your application. We will notify you by email when your application has been reviewed.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at registration@nscn.ca. We will respond within five 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