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The nursing workforce figures are contained in a new report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Canada has 266,341 RNs, according to the CIHI data, which were collected from 2005-2009.
Another report, released last week by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), shows a 10-year high in student admissions to nursing programs.
Despite a five per cent increase in the population over the past five years, CNA was pleased to note that Canada was tackling its nursing shortage – an important step to ensuring Canadians receive the care where and when they need it.