NS expands eligibility criteria so more LPNs can enter BScN program to become RNs

The Government of Nova Scotia has expanded eligibility criteria to enable more licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to complete a bachelor of science, nursing (BScN) at Cape Breton University and St Francis Xavier University. Through the program, LPNs who meet eligibility requirements – including academic, work experience, and other licensing requirements – will be able to complete a BScN program so that they can become RNs. LPNs who graduated from Nova Scotia Community College before 2008 will now be eligible to enter a BScN, as will LPN graduates from out of province programs. CBC reports that applicants will still be competing for the same number of seats, but that the province hopes to have an additional 200 seats implemented in the next 18 to 24 months. NS| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

NS | NS | NS