31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors

Broad Occupation Category

3 - Health occupations


1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major Group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Broad Occupation Category

313 – Nursing and allied health professionals

Broad Occupation Category

3130 – Nursing and allied health professionals

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.

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Example Titles

  • Nursing care coordinator

  • Nursing services coordinator

  • Nursing supervisor

  • Patient care coordinator - nursing

  • Psychiatric nursing supervisor

  • Public health nursing supervisor

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

  • 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.