A plan to change requirements for nurses to practice in Quebec has been dropped, said provincial Health Minister Réjean Hébert.
The proposal would require nursing hopefuls to complete a university undergraduate degree. Currently, nurses need only complete a three-year CEGEP program.
The proposal was brought forward by the province's order of nurses last year but was opposed by the union representing Quebec health care workers and the federation of CEGEPs.
The plan was dropped because the working group studying the proposal could not reach a concensus on the issue.