Head Nurses and Supervisors

(NOC 3151)

Career Description

Head nurses and supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care.

Duties May Include

Supervise registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel

Evaluate patients' needs and ensure that required nursing care is delivered

Set up and co-ordinate nursing services in conjunction with other health services

Ensure quality nursing care is provided and appropriate administrative procedures are followed

Assist in the establishment of unit policies and procedures

Administer nursing unit budget and ensure that supplies and equipment are available

Assist in the selection, evaluation and professional development of nursing personnel

Collaborate on research projects related to nursing and medical care and multidisciplinary services

May provide direct patient care.

Examples of Titles

Head Nurse
Nursing Supervisor
Patient Care Coordinator
Public Health Nursing Supervisor

Where They Work

health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes and in nursing agencies

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing B.Sc. Bachelor
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St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Bachelor
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Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing (BSc) (Williams Lake) Bachelor
Nursing (BSc) Bachelor
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Nursing (BScN) Bachelor
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor
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Modified on May 17, 2012