Today marks the first day of the official launch of the 2017 Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses in Nova Scotia. Effective today, all registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Nova Scotia will be held accountable to provide care to clients based on the revised ethical principles set by the Canadian Nurses Association and endorsed by CRNNS and our Council.
“Over the last several years, there have been changes within healthcare, law and nursing practice that are now reflected in the 2017 Code of Ethics,” shares CRNNS Practice Consultant Jennifer Best. “As a result, this should be a helpful resource for nurses as they navigate their way through these new changes.”
Since all RNs and NPs in Nova Scotia are now accountable to practise according to this new document, it is important that you understand what has changed in order to adapt your practice and continue providing safe nursing care to clients. The 2017 Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses has been updated to include and/or expand on the following:
Click here to explore the 2017 Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.
If you or your team would like to learn more, you have the option to watch our online recorded presentation or join us for an upcoming interactive webinar. The content is the same in both formats so we suggest choosing the learning option that works best for you.
Our education will offer you the chance to explore:
Watch the Recorded Presentation: our presentation is available anytime, making it easy and accessible for everyone. Click here to access the presentation.
Register for a Webinar: our webinars are an opportunity for you to interact with CRNNS and others through a collaborative online forum, which may be helpful given the complexity of our discussion about nursing ethics. Click below to register.
|November 7||2-3 p.m.||Register Here|
|November 29||2-3 p.m.||Register Here|
If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to a Practice Consultant one-on-one, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We would be more than happy to help guide any ethical nursing dilemma you may be facing.
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Given name(s): Nicola Ann
Last name: Aaronson
Former name(s): Smith
CRNNS number: 12345
Type of licence: Nurse Practitioner
Status of Licence: Active Practising
Start Date: November 1 2014
Expiry Date: October 31 2015
Current Conditions and Restrictions: This nurse is not able to...
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Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
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NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street