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Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Median hourly wage:


What you do:

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, community agencies, companies, private homes and public and private organizations or they may be self-employed.

Main job duties:

  • Assess patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to established policies and protocols
  • Monitor, assess, address, document and report symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions
  • Operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment
  • Assist in surgery and other medical procedures
  • May supervise licensed practical nurses and other nursing staff
  • May develop and implement discharge planning process on admission of patients
  • May teach and counsel patients and their families on health-related issues in collaboration with other health care providers.


Interpersonal communication skills
Patient care

Job title examples:

Clinical nurse
Community health nurse
Critical care nurse
Emergency care nurse
Intensive care nurse
Nurse researcher
Nursing consultant
Occupational health nurse
Private duty nurse
Public health nurse
Registered nurse (R.N.)
Registered psychiatric nurse (R.P.N.)

Infection control officer

Hourly wages:

$27.28 low

$38.91 median

$49.70 high

Education & Training:

Personal Support Work to Practical Nurse Pathway St. Lawrence College
Practical Nursing St. Lawrence College

Continuing Education
Pre-Health Sciences Pathway Advanced St. Lawrence College
Practical Nurse Perioperative St. Lawrence College
Records and Information Management St. Lawrence College
Registered Nurse Prescribing St. Lawrence College
Registered Nurse Critical Care St. Lawrence College
Professional Development (MRT) Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Additions & Mental Health Micro-credential St. Lawrence College

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