The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia is the regulatory body for nursing in Nova Scotia. It is established under the Registered Nurses Act 2006 and its mission or purpose is to regulate the practice of nursing in the public interest. The College's core regulatory functions are to:
- set the educational requirements for those entering the nursing profession;
- issue annual licenses to qualified applicants to practice nursing;
- establish and improve standards for nurses' practice;
- enhance the continuing competence of nurses; and,
- review and take appropriate action on complaints about nurses' practice or behavior.
The Registered Nurses Act requires that anyone seeking employment in Nova Scotia as a registered nurse must be licensed with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia.
http://www.crnns.ca/default.asp?mn=414.70.79 (accessed on 23.04.2009)