Episode 66: Decreasing Application Processing Time While Maintaining Accuracy
Jennifer Best with Nova Scotia College of Nursing talks about some recent policy and process changes the College made to streamline their licensing process for applicants from other provinces and from seven international jurisdictions to bring more nurses into the health system in Nova Scotia. She shares how the College analyzed data from ten years of applicants related to curriculum, entry-level competencies, and exam success rates to confirm comparable preparation to Nova Scotia scope of practice. The new process allows nurses from seven designated countries to apply directly to NSCN if certain eligibility criteria are met. Jennifer shares how these changes have affected license processing times and how the College put measures in place to make sure they weren't sacrificing quality and were safely putting nurses into the system.
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