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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 6,172 (—)
RN workforce 6,049 (—)
NP supply 149 (—)
NP workforce 148 (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 448 (7.1)
Renewal 5,819 (93.9)
Outflow 415 (6.7)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 42.7 (—)
Sex Female 5,781 (93.7)
Male 391 (6.3)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 2,347 (38.0)
Baccalaureate 3,505 (56.8)
Master's / Doctorate 320 (5.2)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 4,326 (71.5)
Part Time 759 (12.5)
Casual 964 (15.9)
Unknown 0 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 4,042 (66.8)
Community Health Agency 869 (14.4)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 465 (7.7)
Other Place of Work 673 (11.1)
Position Staff Nurse 4,630 (76.5)
Manager 775 (12.8)
Other Positions 644 (10.6)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 5,405 (89.4)
Administration 361 (6.0)
Education 255 (4.2)
Research 28 (0.5)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 1,217 (22.5)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 370 (6.8)
Paediatrics 139 (2.6)
Maternity / Newborn 268 (5.0)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 438 (8.1)
Critical Care 568 (10.5)
Community Health 413 (7.6)
Ambulatory Care 327 (6.0)
Home Care 49 (0.9)
Occupational Health 110 (2.0)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 321 (5.9)
Emergency Care 440 (8.1)
Several Clinical Areas 300 (5.6)
Oncology 79 (1.5)
Rehabilitation 68 (1.3)
Public Health 168 (3.1)
Telehealth 30 (0.6)
Other Direct Care 100 (1.9)

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.