Nurse

Based on their knowledge, nurses focus on health promotion and illness prevention. Nurses are able to assess patients’ health conditions and determine and ensure the implementation of the necessary and appropriate treatment plan for patients. Nurses also advise and educate the patients they encounter to make them more independent on health issues.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 70%

Academic English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry - Grade 12

Other academic courses

Cape Breton University English Test

CASPer test (non-academic)

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry - Grade 12

Other academic courses

CASPer test (non-academic)

Daily tasks

  • Manage the patient at the time of their admission and while in the facility
  • Monitor the patient’s health status, such as blood pressure, pulse, breathing, etc.
  • Prescribe medications and various tests to diagnose patients’ issues
  • Inform families about the situation and upcoming treatments for the patient
  • Collaborate with other health professionals to provide care to the patient

Required skills

  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$37,75 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $78 520

Min hourly rate: $24,00 / h ($49 920)

Max hourly rate: $41,67 / h ($86 674)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Private houses
  • Self-employed

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 3

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