Durham launches two initiatives to meet demand for healthcare professionals


Durham College has launched two initiatives that will help meet the labour demand for healthcare professionals. The Internationally Educated Nurses initiative provides a tuition-free opportunity for nurses who were trained outside of Canada to prepare to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario education requirement. Durham’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) to Practical Nurse Bridge will provide Ontario PSW graduates with the opportunity to study to become Registered Practical Nurses. Those who complete this bridging program will be eligible for advanced entry into Durham’s Practical Nursing Program. “By improving access to these opportunities and delivering them in a way that meets people’s needs, we are providing valuable solutions to students and the community,” said Durham Dean of Professional and Part-Time Learning Nora Simpson.