Hmm. I must say with all this, Im outside the norm. I am a PhD Nursing student at the University of Toronto. I havent been on this site for a while. There is a whole lot you can do with PhD in nursing including Professor, Researcher, Nurse Clinician, Clinician Scentist, Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Consultant, Dean, Health Policy and several other Leadership and Management role. As you go up the nursing lader, there is more and more opportunities open. Truely, the sky is the limit. Also, I must tell you that if you come to Toronto. You are guaranteed funding of 15,000 a year (this includes scholarships
and TA/RA) plus tuition fees. If you choose not to take this and work in nursing education e.g. as a nursing clinical instructor, nursing professor, teaching assistant, the government will pay your tuition, they will also pay for your masters. Let me know if you have any other questions. Perhaps we can start a Canadian graduate nursing school tread.
About Nurse Anesthetist in Ontario. There will soon be nurse anesthetist in Ontario. University of Toronto just created a program for nurse anesthetist. At this point you have to be an NP first before you can get into the program. This will change shortly.
NP's in Canada generally make 35-55 dollars per hour while RN'S make around 25-40 dollars per hour.
There is really a whole lot of opportunities for graduate prepared nurses in Ontario