Summary Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a registered nurse (R.N.). The following information is applicable to all Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012).
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, community agencies, companies, private homes and public and private organizations or they may be self-employed.
University education usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job outlook varies across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Assess patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions
- Operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment
- Provide supportive counselling and life skills programming
- Provide nursing care
- Provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to nursing profession and nursing practice
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