Search for a Nurse

The Nursing Act requires that we publish specific information on our website about all the LPNs, RNs and NPs registered and/or licensed in Nova Scotia. To make this information easy to locate we have developed this “Search for a Nurse” tool. By using this tool you can confirm that a person who is providing nursing services in Nova Scotia is authorized to do so. 

For a period of time as we continue our transition to one nursing regulator there will be some registration numbers for different licensing categories of nurses that will overlap. Please note, all three elements (name, licensing category and registration number), determines an individual’s  unique status.  

To find a nurse

  1. Type in the first name, last name or registration number in the applicable fields 
  2. Click the “search” button. A list will appear containing all nurses who meet the search criteria 
  3. Click on the registration number in the “REG#” column next to the nurse’s name to obtain further information on their registration and licensure details
  4. To search for multiple nurses at one time, enter each registration number separated by a comma. You can search up to 248 registration numbers at one time.