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CRNNS Licence and Service Fees

The cost of a membership is more than dollar signs or numbers. Instead, it’s the benefits you get and the value you feel – either as a member or as the public – that provides you with the comfort in knowing you’re receiving the highest quality services and resources to meet your needs.

As our organization, our goal is for you to feel as though each interaction with us is valuable, relevant and important so in turn, you’ll feel a return on your investment of time and/or money. You’ll see the best value, including value for your fees, when we engage with each other about CRNNS services, resources and education available, nursing and public health trends and any questions or concerns you may have. We can’t stress enough that by supporting you, listening to you and being accessible to you is our how we will continue to ensure Nova Scotians receives safe, quality nursing care.

Please contact us if you would like more information on CRNNS fees.

For your convenience, fees can be paid by the following methods*:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Interac Debit
  • Visa Debit
  • Canadian Certified Cheque
  • Personal Cheque
  • Canadian Money Order
  • E-banking with the exception of CIBC or President’s Choice
  • Pre-authorized debit (see below)

*Please Note: If you are not enrolled in the pre-authorized payment plan and you make partial or multiple fee payments to CRNNS using any of the payment methods above, you will be required to pay an additional $86.25 servicing fee. This is due to the increased administrative resources required to monitor the transactions. If you find yourself in this situation, please click here to learn more about the pre-authorized payment plan and why it might be a good plan for you next year.

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All fees are listed in Canadian funds.

All registration and licensure fees are non-refundable after November 1 of the year for which the licence was issued .


Pre-Authorized Debit

New to CRNNS since 2016, you have the option to pay for your licensure fee in installments. Through this payment option, you can pay for next year’s licence renewal fee in small, fixed payments twice a month throughout the year. The benefit is that it allows you to consistently budget for a smaller fee payment throughout the year, instead of paying the fee all at once.

Click here to learn more about this payment option.

This payment option is closed for the 2018 licensure year. However, you can sign up anytime between now and October 31 to start paying for next year’s licensure fee in installments.



What benefits do I receive in return for my fees?

A CRNNS licence provides you with a number of benefits, including:

MEMBERSHIP COMPONENTS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Right to practise nursing in Nova Scotia and are eligible to use the title “Registered Nurse”, “RN”, “nurse”, “R.N.” or “Reg.N” As a highly competent and trusted health professional, you’re able to apply your education, skills and training to deliver safe, competent, ethical and compassionate care to Nova Scotians
Eligible for election on the CRNNS Council You can sit at the decision-making table for CRNNS and be a strong voice and leader within the healthcare system
Receive liability protection through the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) On top of having liability protection in your practice, you have important services at your fingertips including legal advice, risk management and legal assistance at no added cost
Receive membership to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) As a member of a national professional association, you have a voice in the work of CNA, including public policy, public awareness and the role of the nurse. It also provides you with professional development opportunities and practice resources
Eligible to be appointed to any CRNNS Committee You have the ability to engage in your profession, make decisions, develop new skills and interact with fellow colleagues as a member of a CRNNS Committee. Based on your competencies and interests, there are many different committees with different levels of responsibility and commitment to be a part of.
Receive CRNNS publications and the Canadian Nursing Association’s publication called “The Canadian Nurse” You have access to important, relevant and timely nursing resources to incorporate into your nursing practice when appropriate and are tools to use to continuously improve your nursing competence
Eligible to be a voting delegate at the CRNNS Annual General Meeting (AGM) You have a voice and the opportunity to provide feedback and inform the work of CRNNS and its governing Council.

 

Temporary Licence Fees

REGISTERED NURSE & NURSE PRACTITIONER

$86.25 – 4 month licence

  • fee includes: $75.00 CRNNS licencing fee and $11.25 HST
HST=Harmonized Sales Tax (15 %)

Please Note: Recently, the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) increased its fee for NPs from $34 to $86.50 to accommodate the higher liability coverage for NPs in practice. As a result, the NP Temporary Licence total fee will increase by that same amount in order to cover the increased cost. Starting on January 1 2018, the NP Temporary Licence fee will be set at $145.48 (CRNNS: $41; CNPS $86.50; HST: $18.98). Please reach out to CNPS directly if you have any questions about their fee increase.

Initial Licence Fees

REGISTERED NURSE

REGISTRATION ONLY (does NOT include licence)

$345.00 – Some Canadian nursing regulatory bodies require that an individuals be registered in the province from which they graduated.  Registration Only Fee is to be placed on the CRNNS’ Register Only.  It does not allow the individual to practice nursing in Nova Scotia.

  • Fee includes: $300.00 CRNNS Registration Only fee and $45.00 HST.

 

2018 LICENCES

ACTIVE PRACTISING LICENCE

$597.71  – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $57.70 CNA membership fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $77.96 HST

$236.35  – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $28.85 CNA membership fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $30.83 HST

CNA FEE PAID IN ANOTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTION

$531.36  –  full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $69.31 HST

$203.18 –  prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $26.50 HST

REGISTRATION ONLY or NON-PRACTISING to ACTIVE PRACTISING LICENCE

Individual must apply for an Active Practising Licence.

HST = Harmonized Sales Tax (15 %)
CNPS = Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CNA = Canadian Nurses Association

NURSE PRACTITIONER

2018 Licences

ACTIVE PRACTISING REGISTERED NURSE to ACTIVE PRACTISING NURSE PRACTITIONER

$59.23 – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $51.50 CNPS liability insurance and $7.73 HST (the increased cost in CNPS liability insurance is due to the move from an RN and NP and the higher CNPS fee for NPs)
HST = Harmonized Sales Tax (15 %)
CNPS = Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CNA = Canadian Nurses Association

Renewal or Reactivation Fees

REGISTERED NURSE

2018 Licences

Active Practising

$597.71 – full year paid before November 1, 2017

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $57.70 CNA membership fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $77.96 HST

$643.71 – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $57.70 CNA membership fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $83.96 HST

$282.35  – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $28.85 CNA membership fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $30.62 HST

FROM NON-PRACTISING to REGISTERED NURSE

Registered Nurse must pay licensing fees as above.

CNA FEE PAID IN ANOTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTION

$577.36 – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $75.31 HST

$249.18 – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $34.00 CNPS liability insurance, and $32.50 HST
HST = Harmonized Sales Tax (15 %)
CNPS = Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CNA = Canadian Nurses Association

NURSE PRACTITIONER

2018 Licences

Active Practising

$656.94 – full year paid before November. 1, 2017

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $57.70 CNA membership fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $85.69 HST

$702.94 – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $57.70 CNA membership fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $91.69 HST

$341.59 – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $28.85 CNA membership fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, $44.56 HST

FROM NON-PRACTISING to NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner must pay licensing fees as above.

CNA FEE PAID IN ANOTHER CANADIAN JURISDICTION

$590.58 – full year paid until June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $77.03 HST

$262.41 – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $34.23 HST

REACTIVATION (if the NP has not practised for more than 30 days)

$636.58 – full year paid from November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • fee includes: $428.05 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $77.03 HST

$308.41 – prorated paid from July 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018

  • fee includes: $142.68 CRNNS licencing fee, $40.00 reactivation fee, $85.50 CNPS liability insurance, and $34.23 HST
HST=Harmonized Sales Tax (15 %)
CNPS = Canadian Nurses Protective Society
CNA = Canadian Nurses Association

Service Fees

Initial Registration Assessment Application

  • Out of province RN applicants  – $57.50
  • Internationally educated RN applicants never licensed in Canada – $575.00
  • Nurse Practitioner applicants – $57.50

Nurse Practitioner Initial Fee

  • $287.50

Non-practising Affiliation Fee

  • $86.25

Registration Documents

  • Verification of registration and licensure (to another regulatory body) – $57.50
  • Proof of registration and licensure/temporary licence (current or former) with CRNNS (for employment, education, immigration) – $46.00
  • Immigration letter (for international applicants who have never been registered with CRNNS) – $17.25
  • Record of nursing practice hours (e.g. Human Resources) – $57.50
  • Confirmation of examination results – $46.00

Registration Examinations

  • RN and NP Jurisprudence Exam Fee – $57.50
  • NCLEX-RN Exam administration Fee :
    First writing: $143.75
    Subsequent writings: $71.88
    (exam fee: $360.00 payable to exam provider)
  • NP Examination: CNPE (Family/All Ages) – $1,027.81
  • NP Examination: CNPE Re-Score Fee  – $74.75
  • NP Examination administration fee: Primary Care Adult-Gerontology (AANPCP) – $143.75
    (exam fee: $315.00 USD payable to exam provider)
  • NP Examination administration fee: Primary Care Pediatrics (PNCB) – $143.75
    (exam fee: $385.00 USD payable to exam provider)

Transcripts (diploma schools only)

  • NS graduates – $28.75
  • Extra copy of transcripts – $5.75

Other fees

  • Multiple Payments for Licence Renewal Fees – $86.25
  • Bank charge if cheque drawn on US bank  – $2.00
  • NSF cheque – $40.00
  • Off-site document retrieval – $91.52
  • Certified true copies (IEN application documents) – $57.50

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