Skills Registered Nurse (R.N.) in the Northeast Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "registered nurse (R.N.)" was moved from the group Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012) to the group Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 31301).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a registered nurse (R.N.) in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 31301).

Tasks

  • Assess patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions
  • Assist in surgery and other medical procedures
  • Collaborate to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care
  • Conduct disease screening
  • Deliver health education programs
  • Deliver immunization programs
  • Dispense and administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician
  • Engage in research activities related to nursing
  • Manage home care cases
  • Monitor, assess, address, document and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
  • Operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment
  • Participate in community needs assessment and program development
  • Provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to nursing profession and nursing practice
  • Provide nursing care
  • Provide supportive counselling and life skills programming
  • Supervise licensed practical nurses and other nursing staff

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Serving Others
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
    • Managing Information
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Fine and Applied Arts
    • Library and Heritage
    • History and Archaeology
    • Philosophy and Theology
    • Geography
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Languages Foreign
    • Languages (English and French)
  • Education and Training Help -
    • Teaching and Instruction
  • Health Services Help -
    • Therapy and Counselling
    • Medicine
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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