3011- Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors co-ordinate and supervise the activities of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care. They are employed in health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, and in nursing agencies.
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors perform some or all of the following duties:
Supervise registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel
Evaluate patients' needs and ensure that required nursing care is delivered
Set up and co-ordinate nursing services in conjunction with other health services
Ensure quality nursing care is provided and appropriate administrative procedures are followed
Assist in the establishment of unit policies and procedures
Administer nursing unit budget and ensure that supplies and equipment are available
Assist in the selection, evaluation and professional development of nursing personnel
Collaborate on research projects related to nursing and medical care and multidisciplinary services
May provide direct patient care.
Completion of a university, college or other approved registered nursing, or registered psychiatric nursing, program is required.
Courses in management studies or a degree, diploma or certificate in management or administration may be required.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for registered nurses in all provinces and territories and for registered psychiatric nurses in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.
Clinical experience as a registered nurse, or as a registered psychiatric nurse, is required.
Progression to management positions, such as director of nursing, is possible with experience.
Directors of nursing and nursing unit administrators (in 0311 Managers in health care)
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X