If you’re interested in becoming a nurse in Canada, you may likely come across other terms and acronyms, which may seem a bit confusing. We are here to help you understand what it takes to qualify for a career in nursing. We will do this by discussing the two key types of nurses in Canada; registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.
What is a Registered Nurse?
A registered nurse, known by the acronym RN, has to complete a four-year BA degree from a Canadian nursing college or the international equivalent. The education requirement is the same across Canada. As an RN, you may specialize in patient care. These areas include emergency or surgical rooms, obstetrics or pediatrics, oncology, or rehab. You could also work outside the hospital in a community clinic, at a place of employment, or choose home health care.