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How To Register

Please refer to each program webpage for information on registration requirements and deadlines.  Acceptance to some programs is limited due to the number of spaces available. Priority is given to NS registrants.


Prior approval from a specialty manager is required before registering for a program. For example, if you are interested in the Critical Care Nursing Program (CCNP), you need approval from a Critical Care manager before completing a registration form. Please contact your manager for information regarding the process for employer approval to participate in a program.


Please complete all sections of the online registration form. 

Registrations will not be processed until all supporting documents are received. They include:

  1. Cover letter: one page cover letter that outlines the importance of the program to your career plan
  2. Resume detailing your professional experience, education, employment and leadership activities. (see Resources page for sample resumes)
  3. Reference form from a manager.
  4. Registrants who are not residents of Nova Scotia must submit a photocopy of registration in another province or a letter from the professional association stating eligibility for NS registration.

It is the responsibility of the registrant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the RNDPC office.

Program fees must be paid one month prior to program start date – please see specific program webpage for program fees.

Fees vary for learners from outside Nova Scotia and DND, please contact the RNPDC office for applicable costs.

Program fees may be paid by:

  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard)
    • Payments of any fee can be made by calling 1-800-461-8766 (Atlantic Canada only) or by calling the appropriate program admin found on each program information web page
  • Cash / Debit: in person at the RNPDC office
  • Money Order/Cheque: Payable to “Nova Scotia Health Authority”

Returned cheques (NSF) are subject to a $35.00 service charge.


Click here for the RNPDC Learner Handbook 


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS CAN BE SENT TO:

Admissions
Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
Room 231, Bethune Building, 1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

FAX: 902-473-7590
E-mail: rnpdc@nshealth.ca