The Quebec government, at least for the time being, has rejected the 2012 request from Quebec’s nursing order to make a university degree a minimum requirement for nurses in the province.
Hélène Ezer, director of the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill agrees that a degree should be necessary. She believes that some of the critical thinking skills that are required as part of the nursing profession are best learned at the university level. “A lot of people think that doctors are there to review every decision. That’s not the case. Nurses are the front line and need to be able to make decisions in complex situations.”
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February 11, 2014