Registered nurses and nurse practitioners are required to have the knowledge, skills, judgment, good health and good character to do their job safely and effectively.
We require that all licenced RNs and NPs in Nova Scotia adhere to standards for nursing practice and a code of ethics. Each RN and NP licenced to practice nursing in our province is required by CRNNS to renew their licence every year demonstrating that they are qualified to practice safely, competently, ethically, and compassionately.
We have the authority to investigate if an allegation is made that an RN or an NP does not meet our standards for conduct, competence, health or behaviour. If necessary, we can place limitations on the licence of an RN or NP or, in serious situations, remove them from practice.