Welcome to the Nursing website for the province
of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Welcome to Nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) offers rewarding work and personal experiences for nurses in an exceptionally beautiful corner of the world. Job opportunities are available for nurses in remote, rural and urban areas of the province.

Nurses represent the largest percentage of our province's health care workforce, employed in settings such as hospitals, community, long-term care facilities, and Government. Nurses are direct care-givers, educators, counsellors, researchers, administrators, and policy-makers and are truly the heart of the health care system.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the crucial role that nurses play in our health care system. Government is committed to the recruitment and retention of nurses and has a number of programs to support nursing professionals.

For more information on recruitment and retention incentives for nurses,


Please contact:
Recruitment and Retention Fund for Nurses


Welcome from the Provincial Chief Nurse

Anita LudlowIt is my pleasure to welcome you to PracticeNL–Nursing. Nurses play a pivotal role in our health care system. They have a broad scope not only in clinical care but also as managers and leaders. I encourage you to explore our website to see what Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer you as a nursing professional. Our Regional Health Authority pages provide information about living and working in each of our unique regions and provide links to current career opportunities. I also invite you to visit our continuing nursing education portal to learn about the scope of practice in our province as well as many other valuable education courses and resources.

I want to thank you for your interest in living and working in our great province.

Beverly Griffiths
Director of Acute Health Services, Emergency Management and Nursing Policy
Department of Health and Community Services
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador