NURSING FACTS

2022-05-12T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-12T07:00:00.0000000Z

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National Nursing Week 2022

1. In 2020, there were 304,558 Registered nurses (RNs) licensed to practice in Canada. This is a 1.3 per cent increase from 2019. — Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Nurses Association 2. In 2019, about 91per cent of regulated nurses in Canada were women. However, between 2015 to 2019, the number of male nurses grew faster (15.4 per cent) than female nurses (3.9 per cent). — Canadian Nurses Association 3. The overall supply of nursing professionals in Canada increased in 2020. Nurse practitioners (NPs) had the largest increase for the third year in a row, growing by around 8.2 per cent. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) increased by 2.8 per cent, registered nurses (RNs) increased by 1.3 per cent, and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) increased by 1.1 per cent. — Canadian Institute for Health Information 4. In 2019, 58.5 per cent of regulated nurses were employed at a hospital. 15.6 per cent worked in community health, 15.5 per cent worked in a nursing home or in long-term care, and 10.5 per cent had other employment settings. Out of these numbers, only 58 per cent of them were employed full-time, 32 per cent were employed part-time, and 10 per cent were employed on a casual basis. — Canadian Nurses Association 5. Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of regulated nurses working in rural/remote regions declined, ranging from a decrease of 0.4 per cent to 2.1 per cent, depending on the nurse category. — Canadian Nurses Association, Government of Canada

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