Graduate Nurse Practitioner 2023-2024

Req ID: 165886
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Various Sites and Community-Based Locations Throughout Nova Scotia

Department: Services and Programs Throughout Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

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.



About the Opportunity
Nova Scotia Health is committed to Nurturing the Future of Healthcare.

We will do this by hiring graduate Nurse Practitioners who will be completing studies in the next 12 months. Nova Scotia Health’s mission is to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together. NSH will provide you with the challenge and opportunity you are looking for by entering the Nursing field!


Nurse Practitioners are a vital resource in our healthcare system. We are seeking NP’s from all backgrounds and skill levels to join our growing organization. You will practice autonomously and collaborate as appropriate with professionals and teams in mutual support.


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, and professional, and ethical standards.  The NP is accountable to identify, analyze, and evaluate activities that are reflective of quality improvement initiatives.

Facility Profiles


Available Positions

  • Primary Health Care
  • Family Practice
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency
  • Urgent Treatment Centre
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Palliative Care
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/Oral Maxillofacial
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hematology Clinic 
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Gastroenterology/General Surgery

What We Offer

  • Signing bonuses starting at $10,000 
  • Competitive compensation - Nova Scotia Health offers one of the highest entry-level hourly wages in Canada
  • Up to $5000 in relocation expenses
  • Extensive health and dental benefits
  • Enrollment in the Provincial Pension Plan
  • Shift and weekend premiums
  • Premiums for completing Masters Degree in Nursing
  • Variety of available shifts
  • Continuous clinical education and support
  • Opportunity for advancement within the organization

Compensation and Incentives

$58.30 - $68.16 hourly
$70.54 hourly with 25 years' experience


Permanent full-time positions (100%); 75 hours bi-weekly. 

Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Once You've Applied

Should you have specific questions related to this posting, please email Once you have applied, a member of our team will reach out to collaborate with you to discuss your career goals and areas of expertise to discover the ideal fit within our dynamic team.

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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