31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors



31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
Nursing coordinators and supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care. They are employed in health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, and in nursing agencies.


Index of titles
Acute care coordinator - nursing
Assistant head nurse
Birthing room nursing supervisor
Burn unit nursing coordinator
Burn unit nursing supervisor
Coordinator of nursing services
Critical care nursing supervisor
Delivery room nursing supervisor
Geriatric nursing supervisor
Head nurse
Nurse - team leader
Nursing care coordinator
Nursing coordinator
Nursing officer - Canadian armed forces
Nursing services coordinator
Nursing supervisor
Nursing unit coordinator
Nursing unit supervisor
Nursing ward supervisor
Obstetrical nursing supervisor
Operating room nursing supervisor
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator - nursing
Psychiatric nursing supervisor
Public health nursing supervisor
Rehabilitation nursing supervisor
Surgical coordinator - nursing
Surgical ward supervisor - nursing
Ward supervisor - nursing


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Supervise registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel
Evaluate patients' needs and ensure that required nursing care is delivered
Set up and coordinate 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.


Employment requirements
Completion of a university, college or other approved registered nursing, or registered psychiatric nursing, program is required.
Courses in management studies or a degree, diploma or certificate in management or administration may be required.
Registration with a regulatory body is required for registered nurses in all provinces and territories and for registered psychiatric nurses in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.
Clinical experience as a registered nurse, or as a registered psychiatric nurse, is required.


Additional information
Progression to management positions, such as director of nursing, is possible with experience.

Managers in health care (30010)





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