Definition of a Registered Nurse

Registered nurses receive legal authority to use the title "registered nurse" or "RN" through provincial and territorial legislation and regulation. Registered Nurses practise in all provinces and territories in Canada and across the full range of clinical care, education, administration, research and policy settings. In many health care settings, RNs care for people around the clock, seven days a week. RNs make a signficant and positive contribution to client outcomes.

Nursing Resources

Telenursing refers to the use of telecommunications and information technology for providing nursing services in... more >
Surgical Nursing
Pre-operatively: Preparation of patients for their procedure involves ensuring pre-medication is administered, the... more >
Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatric nursing is the speciality of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental... more >
Pediatric Nursing
Pediatric Nursing is an area of nursing and medical practice with a focus on providing holistic care to infants,... more >
Orthopaedic Nursing
Orthopedic nursing is a nursing specialty focused on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.... more >
Obstetrics is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth... more >
Nursing Management
Nursing management is performing leadership functions of governance and decision-making within organizations... more >
Health Informatics
Health informatics, Health care informatics or medical informatics is the intersection of information science,... more >