Graduate Nurse Practitioner 2023

​Req ID: 149919
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Various Sites and Community Based Locations Throughout Nova Scotia  
Services and Programs Throughout Nova Scotia Health
Type of Employment: Permanent Full-Time 
Status: NSNU Nursing Position
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



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To find out about our current opportunities visit Nursing Vacancies | Nova Scotia Health Authority (


About the Opportunity

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works autonomously to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform procedures within the legislated scope of practice and where required.  The NP provides direct care and partners with other members of the health care team.  The NP works in close collaboration with Physicians and interdisciplinary teams.

The NP adheres to the NSCN Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics and is responsible and accountable at all times for their own practice consistent with relevant legislation, professional, and ethical standards.  The NP is accountable to identify, analyze, and evaluate activities that are reflective of quality improvement initiatives. 


About You

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Graduated, or will graduate in the coming twelve months, from an accredited NP Masters Degree
  • License, or eligible for a license, with Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

Please ensure your resume includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.


  • Various assignments (temporary) and permanent opportunities available in various locations throughout Nova Scotia.  Shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. 
  • You will be asked to specify your work hours and location preferences in the screening questions that follow once you click 'Apply now >>'.

Salary and Incentives

$53.0765 - $62.0518 hourly
$64.2238 hourly with 25 years' experience

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service commitment.


What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation and incentives
  • Enrollment in the Provincial Pension Plan
  • Variety of available shifts
  • Continuous Clinical Education & Support
  • Opportunity for advancement within the organization
  • Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of service
  • For select opportunities, successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, longer-term disability, life insurance coverage, and a defined benefit pension plan.


Other Information

  • Every effort will be made to assign you to a nursing area of interest/unit/program/specialty.
  • These positions are Nursing Bargaining unit positions.
  • Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
  • Applicants currently working permanently as a Nurse Practitioner or in the process of being hired permanently with Nova Scotia Health are not eligible for consideration.
  • Successful applicants hired for difficult to recruit to areas may be eligible for financial hire incentives.


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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