There is still a major nursing shortage predicted due to the aging registered nurse population. As a nurse, you will have the opportunity to work provincially, nationally and internationally in diverse practice settings. In Ontario, the New Graduate Initiative was implemented by the government to ensure that every new graduate has the opportunity to work.
Graduates may also choose to continue their education in a variety of ways including the pursuit of Master or Doctoral education in Nursing; studying to become a nurse practitioner; entering the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Certificate program and more.
The salary for a full-time Registered Nurse in Thunder Bay in the acute care hospital begins at approximately $57,000 to a maximum of $83,000. As a union member you will be under a collective agreement that includes such benefits as pension, dental, eye care, working condition, safety issues and many other benefits.