CNA and CASN: Registered Nurse Education in Canada Statistics, 2011-2013

CNA RN Edu 2011-2012

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) recently released Registered Nurses Education in Canada Statistics, 2011-2012

This annual report supports health human resources planning in both the nursing service and nursing education sectors. It represents the fruit of a strong partnership among national and provincial/territorial bodies and effective collaborative relationships with multiple 
The report provides data and statistical analysis of: 
  • the number of pre-licensure graduates eligible to apply for initial licensure/registration and enter the registered nurse (RN) workforce; 
  • the number of RNs obtaining graduate qualifications; 
  • the number of nurse practitioner (NP) graduates; 
  • innovations in nursing education program access and delivery; 
  • the composition of faculty delivering nursing education; and 
  • faculty retention and recruitment. 

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CIHI: Canada's Nursing Workforce Continues to Grow


Registered Nurses, 2012- Summary Report

Date: October 8, 2013

The number of regulated nurses in Canada continues to increase, growing by 7% since 2008, according to a report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). This growth outpaced that of both the Canadian labour force and the general population, resulting in over 365,000 regulated nurses working in Canada in 2012.

Regulated Nurses Workforce, 2012 examines supply, demographic and workforce trends for the country’s largest group of health care professionals at national, provincial and health region levels. Almost three-quarters of this workforce are registered nurses (RNs), 24% are licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and less than 2% are registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs).

The series Regulated Nurses Workforce, 2012 includes:

–         Summary Report (PDF)

–         Jurisdictional Profiles and Health Region Analysis (XLSX)

–         Data Tables (XLSX)

–         Methodology Guide (PDF)

–         Summary Presentation (PPTX)

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Canadian Institute for Health Information: Pharmacist Workforce, 2012

Pharmacy 2012Pharmacist Workforce, 2012

Date:  24 Sept 2013


CIHI is pleased to announce the release of Pharmacist Workforce, 2012 . This report highlights current trends in pharmacist practice across a variety of demographic, education, mobility and employment characteristics.

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CAHSPR Free E-Book: Canadian Health Policy in The News: Why Evidence Matters

Canadian Health Policy

Free E-Book: Canadian Health Policy in The News: Why Evidence Matters

Date: 16 Jan 2013


CAHSPR is happy to announce the publication of their first ebook, Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why Evidence Matters edited by Noralou Roos, Sharon Manson Singer, Kathleen O’Grady, Camilla Tapp and Shannon Turczak
(ISBN 978-0-9916971-0-6).

This volume is a compendium of the commentaries (or OpEds)has published in major newspapers across the country since their inception, from April 2011 up to October 2012.  It is a timely, balanced and non-partisan snapshot of what’s new and controversial concerning our healthcare system and related social programs that affect health and well-being in our country – with evidence at the forefront. 

This book is available free-of-charge!!

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Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.