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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Newfoundland and Labrador, 2017

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 6,134 (—)
RN workforce 6,018 (—)
NP supply 165 (—)
NP workforce 163 (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 404 (6.6)
Renewal 5,730 (93.4)
Outflow 442 (7.2)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 42.7 (—)
Sex Female 5,743 (93.6)
Male 391 (6.4)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 2,172 (35.4)
Baccalaureate 3,629 (59.2)
Master's / Doctorate 333 (5.4)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 4,280 (71.1)
Part Time 740 (12.3)
Casual 998 (16.6)
Unknown 0 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 4,041 (67.2)
Community Health Agency 853 (14.2)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 465 (7.7)
Other Place of Work 659 (11.0)
Position Staff Nurse 4,642 (77.1)
Manager 741 (12.3)
Other Positions 635 (10.6)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 5,404 (89.8)
Administration 354 (5.9)
Education 235 (3.9)
Research 24 (0.4)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 1,221 (22.6)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 372 (6.9)
Paediatrics 140 (2.6)
Maternity / Newborn 280 (5.2)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 426 (7.9)
Critical Care 557 (10.3)
Community Health 405 (7.5)
Ambulatory Care 330 (6.1)
Home Care 42 (0.8)
Occupational Health 98 (1.8)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 324 (6.0)
Emergency Care 450 (8.3)
Several Clinical Areas 307 (5.7)
Oncology 81 (1.5)
Rehabilitation 64 (1.2)
Public Health 169 (3.1)
Telehealth 28 (0.5)
Other Direct Care 110 (2.0)

Notes
– Data is not applicable or does not exist.

For Place of Work, Hospital includes data from hospital (general, maternal, pediatric, psychiatric), mental health centre and rehabilitation/convalescent centre. Community health includes data from community health centre, home care agency, nursing station (outpost or clinic), public health department/unit and physician’s office/family practice unit. Nursing home/LTC includes data from nursing home/long-term care facility. Other place of work includes data from business/industry/occupational health office, private nursing agency/private duty, self-employed, educational institution, association/government and other place of work.

For Position, Staff Nurse includes RN staff nurse/community health nurse. Manager includes chief nursing officer/chief executive officer, director/assistant director and manager/assistant manager. Other positions includes instructor/professor/educator, researcher, consultant, clinical specialist, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner and other position.

For Area of Responsibility, Direct Care includes data from medical/surgical, psychiatric/mental health, pediatric, maternal/newborn, geriatric/long-term care, critical care, community health, ambulatory care, home care, occupational health, operating room, emergency room, nursing in several clinical areas, oncology, rehabilitation, public health, telehealth and other patient care. Administration includes data from nursing services, nursing education and other administration. Education includes data from teaching students, teaching employees, teaching patients/clients and other education. Research includes data from nursing research and other research.

For more information regarding collection and comparability of data, refer to the Regulated Nurses, 2017: Methodology Guide on CIHI’s website: www.cihi.ca.

Source
Health Workforce Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information.