Registered Nursing Assistants (RNAs)

(NOC 3233)

Career Description

Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care for individuals, usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. They may provide direct nursing services including a wide range of nursing interventions such as checking vital signs, changing sterile dressings, and teaching patients.

Duties May Include

Registered nursing assistants may prepare and administer medication, monitor established intravenous therapy, and use various techniques to assist patients.

Where They Work

Licensed practical nurses work in acute-care hospitals and nursing homes, extended-care facilities and rehabilitation centres, clinics and doctors' offices, companies, private homes, and community health centres.

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Modified on May 20, 2012