Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Starting in May of 2016, any individual wishing to register as an LPN in Nova Scotia (for the first time or re-registering after a five-year absence) will be required to successfully complete a Jurisprudence Learning Module and Exam.
LPNs already registered in Nova Scotia are not required to complete the learning module and exam, but may choose to do so as part of their own individual learning plan using the registration form below.
What does jurisprudence mean?
Jurisprudence is the scientific study or the application of the principles of law or justice.
What is nursing jurisprudence?
Nursing Jurisprudence is the application and interpretation of the principles of law or legal rules as they relate to the: practice of nursing; obligations nurses have to their clients, and; relationships nurses have with other nurses and health care professionals. Nursing jurisprudence is framed by federal and provincial legislation. The means LPNs in Nova Scotia must interpret their national Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics through existing provincial and federal legislation.
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