Stand-alone Nursing Degrees at Ontario Colleges Will Strengthen Health-care Training

SARNIA, February 11, 2020 – The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will mean Lambton College will deliver the entire program, in Sarnia, resulting in more qualified nurses to fill key shortages.

“Lambton College is very well prepared for this and has the capacity to deliver the entire program. This is outstanding news for Lambton College students and health-care professionals in our community,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. It will make nursing more attractive for students who wish to study and pursue their careers in our community, rather than relocating for a portion of the program.”

Since 2000, the province has required colleges who offer a nursing degree program to collaborate with a university.

Providing students with the option to complete their nursing degree program in one community reduces the costs for students and government and makes nursing programs more attainable for many students.

It will also create a more diverse nursing workforce that can respond more effectively to patients. The student population at colleges mirrors the general population and college is often the preferred post-secondary destination for first-generation students and many Indigenous students.

“This announcement is a tribute to the strength of our college programs,” Judith Morris said. “We are pleased this government has made this opportunity possible, as it will ensure more graduates enter the profession with the qualifications and the expertise to improve health-care delivery in across the province.”

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081

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