Head Nurses and Supervisors

(NOC 3151)

Career Description

Head nurses and supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care.

Duties May Include

Supervise registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel

Evaluate patients' needs and ensure that required nursing care is delivered

Set up and co-ordinate nursing services in conjunction with other health services

Ensure quality nursing care is provided and appropriate administrative procedures are followed

Assist in the establishment of unit policies and procedures

Administer nursing unit budget and ensure that supplies and equipment are available

Assist in the selection, evaluation and professional development of nursing personnel

Collaborate on research projects related to nursing and medical care and multidisciplinary services

May provide direct patient care.

Examples of Titles

Head Nurse
Nursing Supervisor
Patient Care Coordinator
Public Health Nursing Supervisor

Where They Work

health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes and in nursing agencies

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing - Collaborative Bachelor; Honours
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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing Collaborative Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing - collaboration with University of Alberta Bachelor
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing (LPN Fast Track) Bachelor
Nursing Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022