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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:

Step 3
Complete the NCLEX-RN

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

Step 4
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