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Involvement from the profession sits at the heart of self-regulation and what we do here at CRNNS. We are always seeking professional, competent and passionate individuals to contribute to the work of CRNNS and to the direction and vision of the nursing profession.

Current Opportunities

CRNNS is currently looking for a nurse practitioner (NP) who works with the Family/All Ages client population to apply to be a member of the NP Committee.

About the Committee

Specifically, the work of this NP Committee includes:

  • Conducting competence assessments for NPs or applicants for an NP licence when an NP has changed practice settings or is working with a different client population or when an assessment is required by the RN Act or Regulations.
  • Requesting an NP to take appropriate remedial action in the event the committee finds in the course of a competence assessment that the NP may not be practising in accordance with the standards or the competencies established for NPs.
  • Recommending to Council a competence assessment program
  • Monitoring and evaluating the competence assessment program approved by Council.
  • Advising and making recommendations to the Council on policies for licensing of nurse practitioners.

For more information on the committee or to access the committee’s official Terms of Reference, please click here.

Time Commitment

This committee meets each month for a two-hour meeting, plus extra preparation time to review additional materials. This may require 4-8 hours per month for this work. However, committee members are compensated for their time through an honorarium.

To Apply

If you are interested in being a member of the NP Committee, read through the application criteria below and complete this online application form. An applicant will be considered if s/he:

  • Is an active-practising NP with CRNNS in good standing
  • Understands self-regulation and is willing to become familiar with the NP Standards of Practice, the Code of Ethics and the CRNNS governing legislation
  • Is able to objectively analyze evidence and make decisions based on evidence
  • Is able to undertake the time requirement of 6-10 hours per month.

The application deadline is July 7, 2017.

  • In your cover letter, please address how your experience and qualifications make you an ideal candidate for this committee.
  • In your resume, please include the name and contact information for three references who can speak to your suitability as a committee member.
  • How did you hear about this opportunity?
  • To ensure our committees have diverse representation, we welcome applications from members of equity-seeking groups, including the Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities and women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.
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