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We are committed to a quick and efficient renewal process and in providing exceptional customer service during this important time.

Before you contact us, we suggest that you read through the list of popular renewal questions. If you still have questions about the licence renewal process, don’t hesitate to contact us by email, phone or in person. We will respond within 10 business days.

By Email: registration@crnns.ca
By Phone: 902.491.9744 ext. 221/249 (Toll Free: 1.800.565.9744)

 

Popular Renewal Questions


How do I find out which email address I have on file?

We can confirm the email we have on file for you if you call or email us. We will send you a confirmation email within five business days when your preferred email address has been updated. Please check your junk and spam folders if you do not receive a response.

We encourage you to use an email address that you check frequently.

How do I retrieve my password for the Member Portal?

Visit the Member Portal and click on “Forgot Your Password?”. You will then be sent an email to the email address we have on file providing  you with instructions on how to re-set your password. If you are unsure of the email address CRNNS has on file for you, please email or phone us. You should expect a response within five business days. Please check your junk and spam folders if you do not receive a response

How do I find my licence number?

Visit the Licence Status Check and enter your name to find your licence number.

I applied for licence renewal but forgot to pay. How can I pay now?

You must log back in to the Members Portal and click on “Renewal Payment”. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received.

I have applied but have not heard back from CRNNS to confirm that my application has been received. How do I know it is being processed?

Your first step is to confirm that your application and payment have been submitted. You can do this by logging into the Member Portal and selecting the option “Renew RN Licence”.  This will give you the current status of your application and payment.

Once  your application is processed you must visit the Licence Status Check to confirm that you hold an active-practising licence, The Licence Status Check is updated immediately once your application has been processed. You will also receive an email confirmation and an official receipt of your payment.

I am on payroll deduction but I am not sure if I applied under payroll deduction. How do I check?

Please email or phone us and we can check for you. You should expect a response within five business days. Please check your junk and spam folders if you do not receive a timely email  response.

In the past year, I have changed my name. What name do I apply under?

If you have sent us a copy of your  name change document (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree) and have received an email confirmation that your name has been changed in our records, you must apply using your confirmed name.

If you wish to change your name, please send us a copy of your name change document (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree) by email, fax or mail and we will update our record. You can then apply using your changed name.

What benefits do I get for my fees?

On top of the services CRNNS offers internally, such as practice consultations, publications and resources and education workshops, a CRNNS licence provides you with a number of other 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 are 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.

To better understand the programs, services and supports we provide, take a look at the CRNNS Annual Report. The annual report provides you with a snapshot of the many and unique opportunities to connect with us and take advantage of all the ways we can support you.

What are the renewal criteria for an RN or NP?

AS AN RN, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR RENEWAL:

  1. Meet CRNNS’ currency of competency
  2. you have completed the requirements of the CCP including the development of a learning plan based on self-reflection and a self-assessment process
  3. not currently under investigation or  subject to a disciplinary process by any registration or licensing authority
  4. You are not currently subject to any disciplinary finding that would prohibit the practice of nursing
  5. you have provided any information CRNNS requires to establish that you have the capacity, competence, capability, conduct, reputation and character to safely and ethically practise nursing
  6. you have provided all information required to establish that Section 43 of the Act  does not apply to you (charges or offenses)
  7. you have submitted the application and fee.

AS AN NP, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR RENEWAL:

  1.  you meet the currency of competency requirement
  2. you have completed the requirements of the CCP including the development of a learning plan based on self-reflection and a self-assessment process
  3. you are not currently under investigation or  subject to a disciplinary process by any registration or licensing authority
  4. you are not currently subject to any disciplinary finding that would prohibit the practice of nursing
  5. you have provided any information CRNNS requires to establish that you have the capacity, competence, capability, conduct, reputation and character to safely and ethically engage in the practise of an NP
  6. you have provided all information required to establish that Section 43 of the Act does not apply to you (charges or convictions)
  7. you have submitted the application and fee.

I plan to retire after November 1st, can I pay a pro-rated fee for the months I will be practising?

There is no pro-rated fee for this.

I plan to retire after November 1st, do I have to inform CRNNS when I do?

You do not, your licence will become non-active on November 1, 2019. For information about the RN (retired) affiliation please click here.

I am going on a maternity leave or a leave of absence after November 1st, what do I need to do?

If you will not be practising as of November 1, 2018 you are not required to renew your licence until you plan to return to work. Be sure to allow at least 5 business days prior to your return to work date to apply to reactivate your nursing licence.

Note: if you return to work after July 1st you will pay the pro-rated licensure fee.

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