Nurses (RNs)

(NOC 3152)

Career Description

Registered nurses provide nursing care to patients and may specialize in surgery, neurology, emergency care, intensive care, obstetrics, gerontology, or other areas of health care.

Duties May Include

General duty registered nurses perform some or all of the following duties:

Assess patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions;

Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families;

Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to establish policies and protocols;

Monitor, assess, address, document and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions;

Operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment;

Assist in surgery and other medical procedures;

May supervise licensed practical nurses and other nursing staff;

May develop and implement discharge planning process on admission of patients;

May teach and counsel patients and their families on health-related issues in collaboration with other health care providers.

Registered nurses may specialize in areas such as surgery, obstetrics care, psychiatric care, critical care, pediatrics, geriatrics, community health, occupational health, emergency care, rehabilitation or oncology.

Examples of Titles

Intensive Care Nurse
Nursing Consultant
Operating Room Nurse
Paediatrics Nurse
Primary Care Nurse
Public Health Consultant - Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse

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
Nursing Post-diploma
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing - Collaboration with University of Alberta Bachelor; Honours; University Transfer
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing Bachelor
Nursing (Bilingual BSc in Nursing/Baccalauréat bilingue ès sciences Infirmières) Bachelor
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Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, CA

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