Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
    Nova Scotia
  • Organisation
    College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Address

    Postal Address
    7071 Bayers Road, Suite 4005
    Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

    Location Address
    7071 Bayers Road, Suite 4005
    Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

  • Phone
    +1 902 491 9744
  • Fax
    +1 902 491 9510
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Donna Denney
    Executive Officer
  • Regulatory Body

    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. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Canada's publicly funded health care system is best described as an interlocking set of ten provincial and three territorial health insurance plans. Known to Canadians as "medicare", the system provides access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.

    The federal government, the ten provinces, and the three territories have key roles to play in the health care system in Canada. Health Canada's mandate is to help Canadians maintain and improve their health. Among other activities, Health Canada's responsibilities for health care include setting and administering national principles for the health care system through the Canada Health Act and delivering health care services to specific groups (e.g., First Nations and Inuit).

    Working in partnership with provinces and territories, Health Canada also supports the health care system through initiatives in areas such as health human resources planning, adoption of new technologies and primary health care delivery. (accessed on 23.04.2009)

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