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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.

Please do not complete a registration form until you have received confirmation from a specialty manager that you are supported to participate in a program, UNLESS you are registering as a self-referred learner for the Family Practice Nursing Education 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 RNPDC office.

Prior to the start of the program

All Nova Scotia Health Authority Employees who will be participating in clinical are required to submit proof of completion of the following e-Learning training modules before the start of the education program. The modules below are required of all NSHA employees.

Learning Management System (LMS)

Complete orientation materials.

To locate the modules, use the search option in the catalogue to locate the following modules:

  • NSHA/IWK Privacy and Confidentiality Training
  • NSHA/IWK Pledge of Confidentiality – Reaffirmation (required annually)
  • Just Culture
  • Fire Safety Training
  • General OHSW Training
  • Infection Prevention and Control – Hand Hygiene
  • General Orientation for Infection Prevention and Control (Hand hygiene is pre-requisite)
  • Introduction to Respectful Workplace Policy
  • Introduction to Workplace Violence – Part 1
  • Introduction to Workplace Violence – Part 2 (Part 1 is a pre-requisite)
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) 1988/2015

NOTE: you may have completed some of these modules as a part of your annual update. If completed within the last 12 months you do not need to repeat module(s). Re-do the module if completed more than 12 months ago.

If you completed the orientation modules before April 4, 2019 you will need to log into the historical LMS to get a record. 
LMS Historical Reporting Database

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 


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

FAX: 902-473-5105
E-mail: rnpdc@nshealth.ca