College's New Blog


Staying connected with the public and our members is important to us and we are committed to listening to what you have to say and keeping you informed. The College’s new blog is an opportunity to share ideas and thoughts about the work of the College and the nursing profession. Check out our first video message from new President Jacqueline Garden-Jayasinghe and tell us what you’d like to hear more about.

NP Standards of Practice

NS flagAs of November 1, all nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia must adhere to the newly updated 2014 Nurse Practitioner Standards of Practice. The standards have been modified based on the NS government regulation changes that enable NPs to prescribe controlled drugs and substances to patients for the first time ever in Nova Scotia.
Click here to access the new standards.

On-Line Newsletter

Find out how you can get involved in your nursing profession this fall by reading our October issue of On-Line. This month’s newsletter features formal and informal opportunities to get involved and voice your opinion on topics relevant to your practice, including workshops, surveys and focus groups. Click here to read our newest issue.

Join Us in Your Community

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This fall, join us at a free Real eNgagement workshop in your community. Together, we’ll engage in storytelling through an interactive approach that will have you and others creating solutions to shape a preferred nursing future.

You have a unique story to share so join us in a conversation that builds upon the positive moment that’s sweeping the nursing profession. Click here to find out when we’ll be in your community.


CRNNS CEO Announcement

It is the CRNNS Council’s pleasure to announce Ms. Sue Smith as Registrar and CEO effective February 2nd, 2015.

NPs to Prescribe Controlled Drugs and Substances

We are in full support of the NS government’s announced regulation changes today that will enable NPs to prescribe controlled drugs and substances to patients for the first time ever in Nova Scotia.

Ebola Update

The College is closely watching the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) developments globally and closer to home. While there have been no confirmed cases of EVD in Canada, we know this health issue is of significant public concern. We also understand that some of our members may also be concerned about the ability to provide safe and appropriate nursing care to patients while practising in a safe environment.

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