In Canada and around the world, no health-care profession offers greater scope or more employment opportunities than nursing.
Registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and licensed practical nurses work not only in direct client care, but in education, administration, research, policy development and many other roles vital to our health-care system.
While more than 60 per cent of Canadian nurses work in hospitals, there is strong demand for nursing professionals in residential care facilities, clinics, workplaces, schools, colleges and universities, clients’ homes, correctional facilities, research institutes, professional nursing and health-care organizations, government agencies — and more.
There are also lots of opportunities to specialize. For instance, CNA offers certification in 21 nursing specialties, ranging from cardiovascular to rehabilitation nursing. Typically, nurses build on the basic competencies they acquire during their initial training to take on increasingly specialized challenges throughout their careers.
With these impressive capabilities, it should come as no surprise that Canadian nursing professionals are also in strong demand internationally as paid and volunteer practitioners.
To learn more about these rich possibilities, we encourage you to explore this section.