At times within your life, you may require the professional support of a registered nurse. Registered nurses work for both private agencies and can also be self-employed. An agency, along with your nurse practitioner or physician, can help you to determine the level of care that is required and what kind of nursing professional will best meet your needs or the needs of a family member.
Registered nurses who are self employed are obligated to follow the same standards of practice, code of ethics, policy and practice guidelines that all other RNs in Nova Scotia must follow. Click here for more information about self-employed RNs.
Student nurses may also be employed in the healthcare field. CRNNS does not regulate their practice and therefore they must follow an employed job description. They cannot use the ‘RN’ designation as only nurses who have fulfilled the CRNNS registration requirements can legally use the credential ‘RN’ in Nova Scotia.
If you are considering hiring an agency or self-employed RN, be sure to verify her or his licence status in addition to checking references. CRNNS cannot assist you in hiring an RN but we can help ensure the professional status of someone you are considering hiring. Click here to check the licence status of a nurse.
Here are a few things to think about when hiring a registered nurse:
If you have any concerns about an RN that you’ve hired privately, first speak with her/him. If you think that your concerns are not being resolved, please call a CRNNS Professional Conduct Consultant who can help you determine how to resolve the issue.
If you have hired a nurse through an agency, again speak first with the RN and then with the agency if you are not satisfied. If the agency seems unable to resolve the issue, please take your concerns to CRNNS.
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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...
Licence Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
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Date of re-entry on the register:
NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street