Queen’s Park commits over $564k to increase nursing education enrolment at Georgian College

Funding will help meet the rising demand for frontline health care workers

Georgian College is getting over half a million dollars to boost nursing education enrolment.

Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities, Jill Dunlop, was at the Barrie campus Thursday morning to help announce $564,308 in provincial funding to support up to 62 new practical nursing students.

“Ontarians rely on the exceptional quality of care that health care professionals provide across the health care system,” said Dunlop. “Colleges and universities are crucial partners in our goal to provide high-quality care for Ontarians across the province in all our communities. Increasing enrollment in nursing education programs is progress in ensuring that Ontario’s health care system has the highly-qualified staff needed to provide world-class care for Ontarians and our loved ones.”

The province says this new nursing education funding will help meet the rising demand for frontline health care workers, especially in sectors involving Ontario’s most vulnerable patients, like those in long-term care.

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