About your Union

About Your Union

The NSNU

Founded in 1976, the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union (NSNU) is a professional union representing nearly 6,900 Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Nova Scotia hospitals, long term care facilities, adult residential centres and community nursing practices.

As a member organization of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, we join with 200,000 nurses and student nurses across Canada, advocating for improved patient care, safe and fair working conditions and the protection of the Canadian healthcare system. The NSNU collaborates with other provincial unions on awareness campaigns, and is also affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress. Uniquely, the NSNU is the only union in Nova Scotia that exclusively represents nurses.