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Involvement from the profession sits at the heart of self-regulation and what we do here at CRNNS. Through self-regulation, our members possess a specialized body of knowledge that places them in the best position to govern their profession when combined with public input from key public representatives.

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

There are many different ways to get involved with CRNNS today, including:

  1. Apply to the CRNNS Education Advisory Committee. Currently, this committee is seeking a new nursing graduate and a nurse practitioner. Click here to apply.
  2. Apply to the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Board Practice Review Committee. Currently, this committee is seeking a nurse practitioner. Click here to apply.

Join our Education Advisory Committee

If you have an interest in influencing nursing education programs in Nova Scotia, and are looking to gain new leadership skills, consider applying for the CRNNS Education Advisory Committee.

As a member, you will help to establish standards for nursing education programs, NP programs and RN re-entry programs in Nova Scotia and provide recommendations to Council to approve these programs if they meet the education standards set by the committee.

 About this Work

The work of the Education Advisory Committee is to advise and make recommendations to the CRNNS Council on matters related to entry-level nursing programs, NP programs and nursing re-entry programs in Nova Scotia. This work enables Council to:

  • Establish standards for nursing education programs, nurse practitioner programs, and registered nurse re-entry programs.
  • Approve, conditionally approve or deny approval of nursing education programs, nurse practitioner programs, and registered nurse re-entry programs.
  • Deny or withdraw approval of nursing education programs, nurse practitioner programs, and registered nurse re-entry programs that do not meet the standards as approved by Council.
  • Approve, conditionally approve or deny approval of new nursing education programs, nurse practitioner programs, and registered nurse re-entry programs or changes to such programs in accordance with the standards as approved by Council.
  • Determine time intervals for assessment of nursing education programs nurse practitioner programs, and registered nurse re-entry programs in the province.

Click on the link for the committee’s official Terms of Reference.

About the Positions Available

The Education Advisory Committee has a diverse membership and includes representation from those in education, clinical practice, nurse practitioner practice as well as members of the public. Currently, there are two positions available:

  1. New nursing graduate with less than two years of clinical practice
  2. Nurse practitioner with more than two years of clinical practice

Please indicate on the application form which position you are seeking.

Time Commitment

 This committee is looking for an individual to fill a three-year term. The annual time commitment is generally no more than three meetings a year, with usually no more than up to two hours of preparation per meeting although this may vary. Committee members are however, compensated for their time through an honorarium.

Apply Today

We encourage you to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to undertake the required time commitment
  • Active-practising member of CRNNS in good standing
  • A new nursing graduate or nurse practitioner, as explained above
  • Knowledgeable about the CRNNS legislation and standards for nursing education

To apply, please submit the online application form below by July 11, 2018. If you have any questions about this work, please contact Paula Prendergast, Manager of Registration of Registration Services, at pprendergast@crnns.ca.

  • RNs/NPs must be active-practising and in good standing
  • RNs/NPs only
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL YOU CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON BELOW.

    I certify that the information provided is true and complete to the best of my ability.

 Apply to the Prescription Monitoring Board Practice Review Committee

If you are a nurse practitioner (NP) looking to collaborate with others and provide strategic and evidence-informed direction, look no further than joining the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Board Practice Review Committee.

As a committee member, you will have a hand in providing a review of the program’s inquiries resulting from prescriber practice reviews, drug utilization review and cases of concern. You will also be involved in providing strategic guidance on the program’s prescriber risk scoring and review activities. The committee includes representatives from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, Doctors Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists, the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia and the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia.

Click on the link for the committee’s official Terms of Reference.

About the Position Available

This committee is seeking an active-practising nurse practitioner in good standing and registered with CRNNS to fill the vacant role on the committee. Ideally, the successful applicant is also:

  • Comfortable informing a tailored review framework
  • Engaged, collaborative, collegial and firm with an open-mind
  • Able to advocate for their position during a fast-paced meeting environment
  • Experienced at working with client populations who require controlled substances as part of their plan of care
  • Focused on adopting best/promising practices and can speak to a range of best practice available

Time Commitment

 The committee meets each quarter for a two hour meeting, with an additional two hours of preparation per meeting. There is the option for committee members to attend virtually.

Apply Today

We encourage you to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Able to undertake the time requirement
  • Have the characteristics as detailed above
  • Are an active-practising nurse practitioner in good standing with CRNNS

To apply, please submit the online application form below by July 11, 2018. If you have any questions about this work, please contact Lynn Miller, CRNNS Policy Consultant, at lmiller@crnns.ca.

  • RNs/NPs must be active-practising and in good standing
  • RNs/NPs only
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL YOU CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON BELOW.

    I certify that the information provided is true and complete to the best of my ability.

 




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