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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

A LPN at work

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) provide nursing care, promote patient health and well-being, and contribute to positive patient outcomes under the supervision of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Steps to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete a LPN program

To become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Nova Scotia after high school, complete your LPN diploma, which typically takes two years to complete.

Explore the career of an LPN: Here

Explore practical nursing programs in Nova Scotia: Here

NSCC Diploma: Here

Université Sainte-Anne Certificate: Here

Step 2
Complete the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) application for licensure

Visit the NSCN for more information: nscn.ca/registration-licensing

Step 3
Take the CPNR Exam

You must pass the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam in order to qualify to practice.

Step 4
Find your dream job

Explore current job opportunities in Nova Scotia! 

You may also be interested in finding a job as a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) in Nova Scotia if you can’t register as a nurse at this time <<portal to CCA job opportunities>>.

Upcoming Events

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Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
72 Park St
New Glasgow, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
23566 Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, NS
Fri, Apr 26
@ 10:00 AM to
7:00 PM

On Friday, April 26, Nova Scotia Health will be hosting its first provincial career fair taking place in 11 communities across the province. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., representatives...

Groups
15 groups including Administration/Clerical
!
Partner event posting
This is a third-party calendar event. The Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has not verified the event details, and they may have changed since this event was posted. For more information contact the event organizer directly.
Nova Scotia Health: People's Services
36 Arthur St.
Truro, NS

Current Opportunities

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Approximately 3 Opportunities Across Nova Scotia.
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