A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nursing professional that directly cares for individuals, families, groups, communities to be healthy and well. A Registered Nurse will coordinate patient care as part of a team with physicians and other health providers.
• Coordinate nursing care based on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs to promote, maintain or restore health
• Provide direct nursing care (e.g. treatments, medications and procedures)
• Develop and deliver health education programs
• Teach nursing theory and practice
Registered Nurses work in nearly every corner of AHS. Many have specialized skills and work in a specific department (e.g. critical care, health promotion, or cancer care). While most deliver patient care, many Registered Nurses can be found in clinical practice, administration, education, and research.
There are over 28,000 RNs employed by Alberta health Services. Nurses (RNs, RPNs, LPNs and NPs combined) are the largest clinical profession, representing over half of the clinical workforce.
Other nursing professions: