Fee Schedules

Registration/Licensure Fees
Registered Nurses
2014-2015 RN licence fees

Nurse Practitioners
2014-2015 NP licence fees
Service Fees

Fees effective August 12, 2014


Dear CRNNS Members:

The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia’s Council has approved a $25.00 (+ HST) increase to licensure fees for registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) for the 2016 practice year, which opens next year in July 2015.

In order to fulfill its obligation to protect the public, CRNNS carries out foundational work related to registration and renewal, standards of practice, supporting registrants to meet standards, professional conduct, and governance. The majority of CRNNS’ revenue required to support this work comes from annual licensure fees.

Each year, a portion of your licensure fee is passed along to the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en and the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) http://www.cnps.ca/index.phpon your behalf. Your CNA membership provides you with membership in the national registered nursing body. The Canadian Nurses Protective Society provides you with liability coverage, which is vitally important because you cannot actively practise nursing without it.

For the past four years, CNA fees have remained constant at $54.95 per member.  Since 2013, however, CNPS fees have increased by $9.25 for RNs and $16.25 for NPs.  The CNPS rate for 2015 is $34.00 for RNs and $85.50 for NPs.

In addition, the fee increase is due to other factors including the projected size of future membership, inflation and interest rates. The following table represents a breakdown of the total amount of licensure fees for the 2016 licensure year.

Total Fee for the 2016 Licensure Year
  Registered Nurses Nurse Practitioners
CRNNS Fee  $428.05 $421.55
HST     $77.55 $84.30
CNA    $54.95    $54.95
CNPS    $34.00 $85.50
Total    $594.55    $646.30

Having only increased your licensure fee twice in the past nine years, CRNNS undertakes significant analysis before considering a fee increase and it is not a decision that the Council makes lightly. We understand our financial obligation to be responsible and accountable to the public and to you, our members.

The Q&A webpage has been created to learn more. If you’d like to know more about what we were up to last year, please click here. If you have additional questions, please email info@crnns.ca.

Thank you.
Donna Denney, MN RN, Executive Director and Jacquelyn Garden-Jayasinghe MN NP RN, President