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Table 2 Education credentials by region of primary employment

From: Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

Education credentials Atlantic
n (%)
QC
n (%)
ON
n (%)
MB/SK
n (%)
AB/BC
n (%)
Territories
n (%)
Total
N (%)
LPN Diploma 451 (46.9) 127 (40.4) 193 (46.2) 326 (39.1) 261 (40.1) 102 (16.6) 1 460 (38.5)
LPN Equivalency 13 (1.4) 6 (1.9) 11 (2.6) 19 (2.3) 13 (2.0) 66 (1.7)
Diploma in Nursing 303 (31.5) 144 (45.9) 175 (41.9) 258 (30.9) 204 (31.3) 274 (44.7) 1 358 (35.8)
Diploma in Psych Nursing 5 (0.5) 119 (14.3) 68 (10.4) 10 (1.6) 206 (5.4)
Advanced Diploma in Psych Nursing 5 (0.6) 15 (0.4)
Bachelor’s in Nursing 284 (29.6) 98 (31.2) 83 (19.9) 202 (24.2) 191 (29.3) 318 (51.9) 1 176 (31.0)
Post Basic Certificate 96 (10.0) 20 (6.4) 40 (9.6) 32 (3.8) 69 (10.6) 140 (22.8) 397 (10.5)
Rural and Remote Certificate 18 (2.8) 39 (6.4%) 69 (1.8)
NP Diploma/Certificate 15 (1.6) 6 (1.9) 26 (6.2) 18 (2.2) 5 (0.8) 19 (3.1%) 89 (2.3)
Master’s in Nursing 24 (2.5) 13 (3.1) 10 (1.2) 25 (3.8) 29 (4.7) 103 (2.7)
Doctorate in Nursing 6 (0.02)
Nursing—total sample 952 307 415 810 638 603 3 725
Bachelor’s (non-nursing) 41 (4.3) 8 (2.5) 19 (4.5) 47 (5.6) 35 (5.4) 70 (11.4) 220 (5.8)
Master’s (non-nursing) 12 (1.2) 6 (1.9) 8 (1.9) 7 (0.8) 15 (2.3) 24 (3.9) 72 (1.9)
Doctorate (non-nursing)
Non-nursing—total sample 50 13 25 54 48 88 278
  1. Data reflects all credentials achieved, not the highest credential or credential respondent is currently practicing under. Percentages will not add to 100