Summary Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Canada
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 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 31301).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- 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
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