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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Saskatchewan, 2017

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 10,893 (—)
RN workforce 10,623 
NP supply 216 
NP workforce 204 

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 766 (7.0)
Renewal 10,127 (93.0)
Outflow 586 (5.4)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 43.1 (—)
Sex Female 10,151 (93.2)
Male 742 (6.8)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 3,253 (29.9)
Baccalaureate 7,092 (65.1)
Master's / Doctorate 548 (5.0)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 6,263 (59.0)
Part Time 2,871 (27.0)
Casual 1,489 (14.0)
Unknown 0 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 6,262 (61.0)
Community Health Agency 1,828 (17.8)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 986 (9.6)
Other Place of Work 1,189 (11.6)
Position Staff Nurse 8,273 (80.6)
Manager 539 (5.3)
Other Positions 1,455 (14.2)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 9,488 (92.4)
Administration 264 (2.6)
Education 477 (4.7)
Research 36 (0.4)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 2,163 (22.8)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 234 (2.5)
Paediatrics 363 (3.8)
Maternity / Newborn 667 (7.0)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 1,066 (11.2)
Critical Care 779 (8.2)
Community Health 392 (4.1)
Ambulatory Care 143 (1.5)
Home Care 648 (6.8)
Occupational Health 96 (1.0)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 458 (4.8)
Emergency Care 740 (7.8)
Several Clinical Areas 535 (5.6)
Oncology 262 (2.8)
Rehabilitation 77 (0.8)
Public Health 421 (4.4)
Telehealth 31 (0.3)
Other Direct Care 413 (4.4)

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.