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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Alberta, 2016

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 35,446 (—)
RN workforce 35,083 (—)
NP supply 449 (—)
NP workforce 427 (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 2,528 7.1)
Renewal 32,918 (92.9)
Outflow 2,286 (6.5)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 43.3 (—)
Sex Female 33,102 (93.4)
Male 2,344 (6.6)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 12,073 (34.1)
Baccalaureate 22,156 (62.5)
Master's / Doctorate 1,217 (3.4)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 18,129 (53.2)
Part Time 11,424 (33.5)
Casual 4,498 (13.2)
Unknown 1,032 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 22,076 (65.0)
Community Health Agency 5,766 (17.0)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 2,123 (6.3)
Other Place of Work 4,000 (11.8)
Position Staff Nurse 26,612 (78.6)
Manager 2,663 (7.9)
Other Positions 4,587 (13.5)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 31,210 (93.1)
Administration 1,023 (3.1)
Education 1,098 (3.3)
Research 197 (0.6)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 6,403 (20.5)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 1,560 (5.0)
Paediatrics 1,268 (4.1)
Maternity / Newborn 2,435 (7.8)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 2,188 (7.0)
Critical Care 2,503 (8.0)
Community Health 1,663 (5.3)
Ambulatory Care 1,053 (3.4)
Home Care 1,647 (5.3)
Occupational Health 471 (1.5)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 1,732 (5.5)
Emergency Care 2,471 (7.9)
Several Clinical Areas 889 (2.8)
Oncology 742 (2.4)
Rehabilitation 393 (1.3)
Public Health 942 (3.0)
Telehealth 196 (0.6)
Other Direct Care 2,654 (8.5)

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, 2016: Methodology Guide on CIHI’s website: www.cihi.ca.

Source
Health Workforce Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information.