New nurses will require four-year degree


Starting January 1, 2005, all new Ontario nurses will have a four-year baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BScN) announced health and long-term care minister Elizabeth Witmer and Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities today.

“Health care is changing and nursing care is becoming more complex.
Nurses need education that will prepare them to meet the challenges of the future,” said Witmer. “We are acting on the advice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Nursing Task Force to make sure nurses are able to deliver complex new therapies and treatments, new technology and work in more independent, community-based practice.”

To view the ministry press release click here New education standard will prepare nurses for the future