Businesses in Quebec also skyrocketed.
So much so that a meeting was organized this Wednesday in Quebec between the President of OIIQ, Luc Mathieu, and Ministers Sonia LeBel, Christian Dubé and Pascale Déry. One is responsible for the application of the professional laws, the second by the health network and the other by the university network.
Quebec is concerned about unusually high failure rates for the OIIQ exams at a time of increasing nursing recruitment initiatives, particularly overseas.
The pass rate of all freshmen taking the exam in March 2023 was 53.3%, up slightly from 51.4% in September 2022, an exam that has been the subject of controversy for several months.
Within two years, Quebec hopes to have completed the training of approximately 1,000 students recruited from Africa to become Quebec nurses. A $65 million program launched in February 2022 by Ministers Jean Boulet and Christian Dubé.
The exam pass rate for candidates educated outside of Canada was 19.5% in September 2022 and 37% for the March 2023 exam.
The restructuring plan for practices is based in particular on the availability of nursing staff in the health network.
More than 200 complaints to the office
Over the past nine months, more than 5,000 candidates have taken the two OIIQ exams.
When the Admissions Commissioner found that out two weeks ago
More than 500 future caregivers had a technical failure in September 2022 During the review of the Order of Nurses, Minister Christian Dubé did not hesitate to say so
We cannot do without 500 nurses.
However, Radio-Canada has learned that to date the Commissioner’s Office has received more than 200 separate complaints from candidates who failed either exam.
As shared on Monday’s show All one morning Nursing student Clémence Fortin,
From the first year of CEGEP we are warned, we are afraid of the exam: prepare for the exam, it is difficult […] But I didn’t think it was that hard.
The latter announced last week that she was giving up her dream of becoming a nurse.
OIIQ’s Luc Mathieu recently confirmed the introduction of a new exam from Spring 2024.
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