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RN Statistics

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As of September 2013, there are more than 35,000 registered nurses in Alberta. Bringing diverse backgrounds and high levels of education, RNs work in a range of health-care settings.

Age

10.3% – 61 and over
19.9% – 51 or 60
21.5% – 41 – 50
26.6% – 31 – 40
21.7% – 30 and under

Practice Locations

58% – Hospitals
6% – Nursing home/long-term home
6% – Community health agency
30% – Other

Highest Level of Nursing Education

63.7% – Baccalaureate
32.8% – Diploma
3.20% – Masters
0.20% – Doctorate

Gender

93.3% – Female
6.7% – Male

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Learn more about CARNA

For more information about CARNA, RNs in Alberta and nursing career opportunities, visit www.nurses.ab.ca or call
780-451-0043 or 800-252-9392.

The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is the professional and regulatory body for Alberta’s more than 35,000 registered nurses, including nurses in direct care, education, research and administration as well as nurse practitioners. Its mandate is to protect the public by ensuring that Albertans receive effective, safe and ethical care by registered nurses.