Internationally Educated Nurses

Internationally Educated Nurses

The Nova Scotia College of Nursing has implemented a new first-in-Canada approach to registration and licensure that will establish a fast and predictable pathway to licensure in Nova Scotia.

Registered nurses who demonstrate good standing and good character and are licensed in Canada, the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia, or New Zealand, are eligible for registration and licensure in Nova Scotia immediately with no additional requirements other than passing the entrance exam.

Learn More (link coming soon)


When your shift if over, life takes over.


In Nova Scotia, just over a million people enjoy a lifestyle that offers it all.

Here, you can dance to a vibrant urban energy, and take it slow in the province’s wonderful wild. Indulge in the sea’s bounty (lobster anyone?) while savouring a glass of wine crafted in the province’s lush interior.

Discover a rich and colourful history (including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites) contrasted with a dynamic modern flair.

Welcome to an ocean playground defined by warm people, active living, and incredible professional opportunity.

A nursing career that’s every bit as rewarding.


Nova Scotia Health (NSH) operates 41 hospitals across the province, along with health centres and community-based programs. Our workforce of 22,000 professionals includes nurses, physicians, researchers, learners, and volunteers who work together to provide a full range of health services. In 2017-18 we performed more than 70,000 surgeries in our operating rooms, and over one million diagnostic imaging exams. Join our team and you’ll get more than a wonderfully satisfying career—you’ll help us create a healthier Nova Scotia.



Take time for yourself.

Nova Scotia at a glance.

With more than 13,000 km of coastline ready for you to explore, Nova Scotia’s culture is undeniably connected to the sea. The sea provides both opportunities for recreation and dining pleasure. Sea kayaking, sailing, and yachting are never more than an hour away, and relaxing sandy beaches dot the coastline.

  • 20-25°C

    Average Summer Temperature
  • 67km

    Maximum distance from the ocean
  • $397,378

    Average home price in 2021
  • 20mins

    Average nurse commute time
Woman Taking a break outside

Feel free to get in touch any time.


If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact one of our nursing recruitment navigators at the email below. They’ll be happy to work with you to ensure your move to Nova Scotia is as seamless as possible.

Browse the current Nursing Opportunities today!