rns basically work to full scope of practice in my hospital (ed)
i know the intention of the post was to indicate that rn's have a broad scope of practice in er's in canada. certainly the job of triage and other emergency nursing roles carries great responsibility for decision-making intervention and collaboration...
but i thought i should point out that technically there is no registered nurse in canada who practices to a full scope of practice because the legislated scope is much to broad to be contained in a single job description.
nursing practice in canada includes acute hospital care, long term care, outpatient care, home care, and community assessors, research, community health and community care. the number of jobs however, that occur in all those setting are minute.
by far the majority of nursing jobs occur in one or maybe two of those settings so it would be hard to generalize that a nurse in an emergency setting works to "full scope".