On behalf of the Canadian Council for Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR), Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) is seeking feedback from members of the public, registrants (LPNs and RNs), and other stakeholders on the draft entry-level competencies for nurse practitioners (NPs).

Draft-entry level competencies were developed for a new model for nurse practitioner (NP) regulation in Canada. As part of the implementation, it was recognized that there was a need to refresh existing NP entry-level competencies to reflect the current environment and health care trends and support the implementation of a new model for NP regulation.

The NP entry-level competencies are a tool used by NSCN and other regulators as a basis for developing requirements for registration, education curricula, NP program approval, standards for practice and other regulatory activities. The competencies reflect the knowledge, skills, abilities and judgement required of NPs to practice safely and ethically in their first two years of practice.

We invite members of the public, registrants (LPNs and RNs), and other stakeholders, to participate in this survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, July 15, 2022. The draft NP entry-level competencies document is available for you to review here. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and your answers will remain anonymous. 

Please note: If you are an NP, please do not complete this survey. You will receive a separate survey link directly to your email on June 20, 2022.

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