Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II is a study about nurses working in rural and remote areas of Canada.
The goal of this project is to better understand the nursing workforce and nursing practice in rural and remote Canada so that health care planners and policy makers can work to improve nursing services and access to care in rural and remote Canada. Continue reading…
Our main research activity is a national survey that will be sent to over 9,000 registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) in rural and remote communities in every province and territory of Canada, and in both official languages.
We completed our pilot testing of the survey in the fall of 2013. Thank you to everyone who participated in that important work. The pilot survey participants provided valuable feedback that helped direct survey revisions. We are now preparing to implement the full survey across Canada beginning in April 2014.
Our analysis of policy documents related to rural and remote nursing is nearing completion. Publications reporting the findings of this analysis will be made available on this website.
We have recently completed an analysis of the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s (CIHI’s) Nursing Database (NDB). A report, as well as other publications, are currently being completed and will be made available on this website as soon as they are ready. Stay tuned!