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ERIC Number: ED524017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors to Nursing Degrees: A Proposal from Ontario's Colleges
Colleges Ontario
Ontario needs to expand nursing education options to improve access to the nursing profession, create better pathways amongst all nursing occupations, and build Ontario's capacity to meet the province's long-term nursing needs. Ontario's colleges are capable of playing a larger role within a long-term provincial strategy for sustaining and renewing the nursing workforce. Colleges have the ability to reach out to prospective students from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to be successful in nursing degree programs. Many colleges are geographically located where there is a need for expanded access to nursing education. Ontario's vision for meeting the future need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses should include a range of options, such as stand-alone university programs, stand-alone college programs, and collaborative college-university programs. This means a regulatory change is needed to authorize colleges to grant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. (Contains 22 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colleges Ontario (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada