February 22, 2012 | Quebec
Students intent on obtaining a job as a licensed practical nurse know that there will be long hours ahead in their new career. Fortunately, a new report reveals that the often long hours put in by healthcare professionals are paying off - literally.
A study published in a recent issue of the Journal de Montreal found that a combination of bonuses and overtime pay has pushed the salaries of some Quebec nurses into the six-figure range. Roughly 118 nurses in the province earned an executive's salary in the past year, some of whom earned a base annual salary of approximately $39,000.
Though provincial law prohibits nurses from working more than 16 hours a day, the serious nursing shortage within the province of Quebec means that many nurses are frequently required to work regular overtime hours. The province has been struggling with a nursing shortage since 2000, and many healthcare providers have increased existing staff's hours to help meet patients' needs.
Of course, nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand positions in the country, and students can begin their journey down this career path by enrolling in practical nursing courses at CDI College for Healthcare Professionals. Simply fill out the form to your right to get started.