What Is a Registered Nurse?

Now more than ever, Ontario needs Registered Nurses. Otherwise known as RNs, they serve as frontline workers who help to keep folks healthy, safe, comfortable, and well cared for. However, there are only so many to go around, and we at Qualicare Waterloo are eager to welcome more experienced and dependable individuals with the right skill sets to our own family as Registered Nurses.

With that said, what does the role of an RN entail, and how do you become one? Plus, what can you make in such a position on an annual basis? Let’s explore in more detail today! 

What Does a Registered Nurse Do?

The Canadian Nurses Association spells out the job specifics best. The role of an RN is to look after patients in a more personalized manner, helping doctors and other staff provide an optimal level of care. Typically, nursing duties involve looking after intellectual, social, and physical needs. These can include everything from administering medication to performing bed transfers, helping patients remain socially stimulated and not alone, and otherwise. RNs, in particular, have plenty of training opportunities available with which they can advance their employment, taking on more complex duties and learning to use state-of-the-art technologies. This can also mean that they may become responsible for more delicate procedures if the need arises, so there is plenty of opportunity for growth.

How to Become a Registered Nurse in Ontario

Registered Nurses in Ontario must have completed appropriate post-secondary studies from a recognized institution in the province. In addition, they need to have passed the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination and registered with the province. To combat the ever-rising demand for RNs, accelerated programming with free tuition is currently available, so we highly recommend applying while you can, as it’s an incredible offer for those interested in joining the profession! 

How Much Do Registered Nurses Make in Ontario?

The approximate annual salary will vary depending on various factors, including experience, acquired skill set, certifications, and otherwise. However, according to the Canadian Nurses Association, the general range is anywhere between $40,000 to $80,000 per year. The more you grow your skillset and develop your capabilities, the more help you’ll be to fellow healthcare workers, patients, and their families!

Interested in learning more about our positions available at Qualicare Waterloo, or need help figuring out how to become a Registered Nurse? We’d love to hear from you! View our openings today to apply, or contact us for assistance.

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