Quebec nurses won't need university degree

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.

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  1. MarkR posted on 01/09/2014 08:13 AM
    The Quebec solution to a critical problem, lower the standards and qualification of the very people who make life and death decisions on your health. What else is next from the PQ? Surgeons will only need a high school diploma??
  2. cjadchz posted on 01/10/2014 01:24 PM
    I guess that will help the void with anyone professionals in the health system leaving the province. Just widening that hole PQ.
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