The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are pleased to present Registered Nurses Education in Canada Statistics, 2009-2010.
This report supports effective health human resources planning by providing statistical analysis about:
- the number of graduates eligible to apply for initial licensure/registration;
- the number of registered nurses obtaining graduate qualifications;
- the number of graduates from nurse practitioner programs;
- innovations in nursing education program access and delivery;
- the composition of faculty delivering nursing education;
- and faculty retention, recruitment and leaves of absence.
- A record high of 15,585 students were admitted to entry-to-practice programs in 2009-2010.
- The number of entry-to-practice graduates surpassed 9,000 for the fourth year in a row, with more than 10,000 in 2009-2010.
- A faculty shortage is looming due to an aging faculty workforce, widespread recruitment challenges, and the low numbers of masters and doctoral graduates.