Nursing in Rural and Remote Canada – Province by Province

The RRN team has released 10 province-specific reports on nursing in rural and remote Canada.  The reports are based on our analysis of CIHI’s Nursing Database.  View the reports on our publications page or download below:

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RRN2 Report: Characteristics of Rural Nurses in Canada, 2003-2010

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Members of the RRN team have recently published a report entitled “Characteristics and Distribution of the Regulated Nursing Workforce in Rural and Small Town Canada, 2003 and 2010“.  The report is based on the Canadian Institute for Health Information Nursing Database.  A few highlights include:

  • In 2010 approximately 11% of RNs (including NPs) worked in rural and small town Canada where 18% of the general population lived.
  • The proportions of RNs and NPs whose primary work was in rural Canada decreased from 2003 to 2010, except in Prince Edward Island.
  • From 2003 to 2010, the number of designated NPs increased almost 280%.
  • Rural RN nurse-to-population ratios were lower than those in urban areas in all jurisdictions for 2003 to 2010.
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New RRN2 Publication

Based on an analysis of the Canadian Institute of Health Information’s Nursing Database, this report examines the characteristics and geographical distribution of the nursing workforce in rural and remote Canada.

Pitblado, R., Koren, I., MacLeod, M., Place, J., Kulig, J., & Stewart, N. (2013). Characteristics and Distribution of the Regulated Nursing Workforce in Rural and Small Town Canada, 2003 and 2010. Prince George, BC: Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II. RRN2-01.

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Nursing Database Analysis

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!

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