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Registered Nurse (RN)

A nurse that works in Colchester County

Registered Nurses (RN) provide holistic, patient-centered care while also advocating for patients’ rights, promoting health education, and contributing to quality improvement efforts with healthcare organizations. The role of an RN varies depending on the workplace environment and needs of their patient(s).

Steps to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete a Nursing program

To become an RN in Nova Scotia after high school, you will need to complete a Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) which typically takes 3-4 years. The following Nova Scotia universities offer this program.

  • Dalhousie University here
  • St. Francis Xavier University here
  • Cape Breton University 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
Complete the NCLEX-RN

You must take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Step 4
Find your dream job

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If you would like to talk to someone in the field or have any questions - We want to speak with you! <<portal to NS People Services recruitment OR to “Featured Employers” >>

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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