NPs are regulated health professionals who must adhere to the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) practice standards. In accordance with NSCN standards, NPs are authorized to practice to full scope. This full scope now includes admitting patients to hospital as relevant to their practice setting and scope of employment.
The use of NP admitting in other Canadian provinces has shown several benefits to the health care system, including:
This guide provides information on the implementation of NP admitting in Nova Scotia, including: