An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of C$31.42 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR is associated with high pay for this job.

C$35,511 - C$76,741
C$36K
C$54K
C$77K
MEDIAN: C$54,072
10%
50%
90%
C$24.53 - C$37.53
C$25
C$31
C$38
MEDIAN: C$31.34
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$79K
Salary C$35,511 - C$76,741
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,068
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$42,573 - C$79,133
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 863
Hourly Data C$0C$69
Hourly Rate C$24.53 - C$37.53
Overtime C$9.71 - C$69.97
Annual Data C$0C$79K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,068
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$42,573 - C$79,133
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,898

Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)

Most of the time, registered nurses (RN) work for hospitals or medical clinics. They may also work for other organizations, such as outpatient facilities, rehabilitation centers, or senior centers. Their main job is to promote wellness and health.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$63,717

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Registered Nurse (RN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Calgary:
When working outside the hospital setting, be sure you are qualified to handle emergencies ALONE. I would absolutely NOT Recommend this type of job for a new grad. You must be confident in your abilities, stellar IV skills & ability to manage serious medical emergencies a MUST.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Toronto:
"Work with passion."
Work hard and care of all.................

Registered Nurse (RN) in Sunshine Coast:
"Shift Work Is Difficult With A Family."
Deep breathe, take your time and focus, center yourself, it helps to prevent mistakes. I have been a nurse for 38 years and still enjoy my job.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Kelowna:
"Specialize."
Take qualified specialized course eg: Critical Care, Emergency, Cardiac/Telemetry, Hemodialysis, Oncology, Palliative Care, Orotho, surgical, peri-operative, PAR, GI, and hundreds more. Do your homework on the many areas you can specialize in. Know the demand for those positions and know which courses qualify for the positions you are interested. Beware of inferior courses offered by inferior schools. Take your classes from a very reputable college. Once you have succeeded, no one can ever take away your education and/or compete with you unless they are equally qualified with the same education. You will always have a job! Personally I started with Cardiac/Telemetry, then multi-system Intensive Critical Care, and then finally Hemodialysis. I have always had my choice of positions throughout my 29 year career and still going strong. It's lots of hard work but the effort is worth every bit of the hours and hours of studying. Good luck with you career.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Owen Sound:
Keep trying areas until you find your interest. I love community nursing. Skills from pediatric, cardiac to peritoneal dialysis to chemotherapy. I get to see it all. The down side is the really 'slap in your face' pay.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Belleville:
You need to have great communication skills, have advanced technical skills. Work well with the team.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Ottawa:
"The learning never stops."
Learn and do as much as you can.

Key Stats for Registered Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Operating Room / OR
▲15%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲9%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲7%

Hospice
▲6%


▲5%

▲5%

▲4%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲2%

Pediatrics
▲2%

Nursery
▲2%

Geriatrics
▲1%

Case Management
▲1%

National Average
C$64,000

Oncology
▼1%

Community Health
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%