OIIQ suspends plan to mandate university degree for nurses


Québec’s order of nurses has announced that it will temporarily suspend a plan that would have mandated nurses to acquire a university degree before entering the profession. The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) stated that it will instead concentrate its efforts on improving the licensing exams for nurses in the province. CBC reports that the exam itself has come under fire in recent years, particularly for its high failure rate. Fédération des Cégeps President Bernard Tremblay welcomed OIIQ’s decision to shelve the university degree requirement, adding that the Government of Québec should better promote cegep-level nursing diplomas to encourage the next generation to pursue the profession.

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