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Registered Nurses Profile (including Nurse Practitioners), Prince Edward Island, 2016

General RN Statistics

Number (%)
RN supply 1,633 (—)
RN workforce 1,539 (—)
NP supply 22 (—)
NP workforce 22 (—)

RN Supply

Number (%)
Inflow 159 (9.7)
Renewal 1,474 (90.3)
Outflow 129 (8.0)

Demographic Profile of RN Supply in Canada

Number (%)
Average Age Years 45.9 (—)
Sex Female 1,572 (96.3)
Male 61 (3.7)
Highest Education in Nursing Discipline Diploma 565 (34.6)
Baccalaureate 983 (60.2)
Master's / Doctorate 85 (5.2)

Profile of RNs Working in Canada

Number (%)
Employment Status Full Time 818 (53.2)
Part Time 513 (33.3)
Casual 208 (13.5)
Unknown 0 (—)
Place of Work Hospital 882 (57.3)
Community Health Agency 77 (5.0)
Nursing Home / LTC Facility 217 (14.1)
Other Place of Work 363 (23.6)
Position Staff Nurse 1,118 (72.6)
Manager 120 (7.8)
Other Positions 301 (19.6)
Area of Responsibility Direct Care 1,339 (87.0)
Administration 124 (8.1)
Education 7† (†)
Research † (†)
Direct Care Area of Responsibility Medicine / Surgery 235 (17.6)
Psychiatry / Mental Health 103 (7.7)
Paediatrics 37 (2.8)
Maternity / Newborn 87 (6.5)
Geriatrics / Long-term Care 218 (16.3)
Critical Care 56 (4.2)
Community Health 75 (5.6)
Ambulatory Care 62 (4.6)
Home Care 70 (5.2)
Occupational Health † (†)
Operating Room / Recovery Room 69 (5.2)
Emergency Care 117 (8.7)
Several Clinical Areas 30 (2.2)
Oncology 24 (1.8)
Rehabilitation 16 (1.2)
Public Health 50 (3.7)
Telehealth 0 (0.0)
Other Direct Care 8† (†)

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.