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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