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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Northwest Territories/Nunavut, 2016

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 1,063 (—)
RN workforce 1,031 (—)
NP supply 41 (—)
NP workforce † (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 185 (17.4)
Renewal 878 (82.6)
Outflow 213 (19.5)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 45.8 (—)
Sex Female 941 (88.5)
Male 122 (11.5)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma † (†)
Baccalaureate 599 (56.3)
Master's / Doctorate 49 (4.6)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 712 (69.1)
Part Time 0 (0.0)
Casual 319 (30.9)
Unknown 0 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 394 (40.8)
Community Health Agency 408 (42.3)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 17 (1.8)
Other Place of Work 146 (15.1)
Position Staff Nurse 733 (72.3)
Manager 144 (14.2)
Other Positions 137 (13.5)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 936 (92.5)
Administration 51 (5.0)
Education 18 (1.8)
Research † (†)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 81 (8.7)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 33 (3.5)
Paediatrics † (†)
Maternity / Newborn 42 (4.5)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 25 (2.7)
Critical Care 30 (3.2)
Community Health 315 (33.7)
Ambulatory Care † (†)
Home Care 50 (5.3)
Occupational Health † (†)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 20 (2.1)
Emergency Care 110 (11.8)
Several Clinical Areas 98 (10.5)
Oncology † (†)
Rehabilitation † (†)
Public Health 49 (5.2)
Telehealth 0 (0.0)
Other Direct Care † (†)

Notes
† Digit suppressed in accordance with CIHI’s privacy policy; digit is from 0 to 9.
– 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.