Coming Soon: Long-Term Care Orientation for RNs and LPNs

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion


  • 3 months


  • Online learning modules
  • Integrated clinical practice while working with a preceptor
  • In-person skills day for orientees
  • Support for preceptors via a Preceptor Resource Guide

See Plan of Study details for more information.


  • Course launches on March 4, 2024
  • Orientation will be offered on an ongoing basis to support RNs and LPNs as they are hired


  • Registration begins February 1, 2024


The Long-Term Care Orientation for RNs and LPNs course supports nurses as they transition to practice. This course provides standardized education for nurses within LTC.

This will ensure nurses within LTC are able to care for residents and families/caregivers. Nurses will be supported to meet the knowledge and skill requirements to perform their roles, responsibilities, and provide access to quality, resident-centred care. Learn more: New Orientation Program Helps Nurses Transition into Long-Term Care.

Welcome Message from Minister Adams (Video, 02:05)


  • Facility registers for the course
  • RNs or LPNs who are new to LTC
  • Preceptors supporting RNs and LPNs in their orientation to the LTC will have access to the Preceptor Resource Guide


The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.