QC nursing students frustrated after more than half fail licensing exam

Several students have expressed their frustration with the Quebec nursing licensing exam after over 50% of writers failed the exam in September, reports CBC. 48.6% of those taking the test for the first time failed, which CBC reports is the highest rate recorded in four years. Nursing students and teachers are worried about the effects of this failure rate given the acute nursing shortages in QC, and shared that the exam did not reflect what students learn in their studies and clinical training. Students further worried about the costs and time associated with retaking the exam. Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec spokesperson Chantal Lemay stated that the exam has not changed significantly over the years and that the organization does not intend to “lower its standards.” CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.