Anywhere nurses work — including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and psychiatric facilities — there’s likely a head nurse. People doing this job might supervise nurses, coordinate care with other health services and administer budgets.
You’ll need a degree or diploma in nursing and to be registered with a regulatory body in the province where you work.. You might also be required to take some management courses. Finally, clinical experience as a registered nurse is obviously needed.
The median salary for a head nurse is $83,000.
This field has been growing quickly, with 57% more people working as head nurses and medical supervisors than there were five years ago.
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