3152 unit group includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program who are in anticipation of registration. They give direct nursing care to patients, deliver physical condition education programs and give advice-giving services regarding issues pertinent to the practice of nursing. They are employed in various settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, clinics; society agencies, companies and private homes, or they might be self-employed.
Example Titles of 3152 Registered Nurses:
1. Clinical Nurse
2. Community Health Nurse
3. Critical Care Nurse
4. Graduate Nurse
5. Intensive Care Nurse
6. Nurse Researcher
7. Nursing Consultant
8. Nursing Researcher
9. Occupational Health Nurse
10. Private Duty Nurse
11. Registered Nurse (R.N.)
12. Registered Psychiatric Nurse (R.P.N.)
Main duties of 3152 Registered Nurses:
1. General duty registered nurses perform some or all of the following duties:
o May supervise licensed practical nurses and other nursing staff
o May develop and implement discharge planning process on admission of patients
o May teach and counsel patients and their families on health-related issues in collaboration with other health care providers.
o Monitor, assess, address, document and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
o Operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment
o Assist in surgery and other medical procedures
o Assess patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions
o Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families
o Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to established policies and protocols
2. Community health nurses provide health education and registered nursing care in public health units and through home visits, manage complex home care cases, participate in community needs assessment and program development, conduct disease screening and deliver immunization programs.
3. Psychiatric nurses provide nursing care, supportive counseling and life skills programming to patients in psychiatric Registered nurses may specialize in areas such as surgery, obstetrics care, psychiatric care, critical care, pediatrics, geriatrics, community health, occupational health, emergency care, rehabilitation or oncology.
4. Nurse practitioners are independent care providers with a broader scope of practice relative to registered nurses.
5. Occupational health nurses develop and implement employee health education programs and provide registered nursing care in private businesses and industry.
6. Clinical nurses provide leadership, advice and counsel on the provision of research-based care for specific patient groups within the care of particular health care organizations.
7. Nursing consultants provide consultative services to institutes, associations and health care organizations regarding issues and concerns relevant to the nursing profession and nursing practice.
8. Nursing researchers engaged in research activities related to nursing are self-employed or are employed by hospitals, public and private organizations and governments.
Employment Requirements of 3152 Registered Nurses:
1. Nurse practitioners:
•A master's degree in nursing, or a nursing program or other higher nurse practitioner diploma program is necessary.
•Registration with a regulatory body is requisite in all provinces and territories
•In Ontario, victorious completion of the Extended Class Registration Examination (ECRE) is required for registration as Registered Nurse in the Extended Class RN(EC).
Registered psychiatric nurses
•Completion of a university or college registered psychiatric nursing program is required.
•Registration with a regulatory body is required in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
2. Registered Nurses:
•Completion of a university, college or other accepted registered nursing program is required.
•Additional educational training or experience is required to specialize in a exact area of nursing.
•A master's or doctoral degree in nursing is typically required for clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurses, nursing consultants and nursing researchers.
•Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces and territories.