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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Nova Scotia, 2016

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 9,661 (—)
RN workforce 9,230 (—)
NP supply 163 (—)
NP workforce 157 (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 812 (8.4)
Renewal 8,849 (91.6)
Outflow 786 (8.1)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 45.6 (—)
Sex Female 9,088 (94.1)
Male 573 (5.9)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 3,389 (35.1)
Baccalaureate 5,765 (59.7)
Master's / Doctorate 507 (5.3)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 6,190 (67.1)
Part Time 1,943 (21.1)
Casual 1,093 (11.9)
Unknown 4 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 6,228 (67.5)
Community Health Agency 1,033 (11.2)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 1,024 (11.1)
Other Place of Work 944 (10.2)
Position Staff Nurse 7,113 (77.1)
Manager 792 (8.6)
Other Positions 1,324 (14.3)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 8,354 (90.5)
Administration 393 (4.3)
Education 401 (4.3)
Research 82 (0.9)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 1,812 (21.7)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 560 (6.7)
Paediatrics 252 (3.0)
Maternity / Newborn 513 (6.1)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 1,042 (12.5)
Critical Care 640 (7.7)
Community Health 378 (4.5)
Ambulatory Care 301 (3.6)
Home Care 254 (3.0)
Occupational Health 70 (0.8)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 497 (5.9)
Emergency Care 700 (8.4)
Several Clinical Areas 101 (1.2)
Oncology 201 (2.4)
Rehabilitation 104 (1.2)
Public Health 162 (1.9)
Telehealth 32 (0.4)
Other Direct Care 735 (8.8)

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.