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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:

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>>.

Current Opportunities

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