Nurses are the backbone of any health care system and Georgian’s practical nursing graduates have shown they are fully prepared with the knowledge and skills to start their professional careers.
Recent graduates from the program, at both the Barrie and Owen Sound campuses, did very well on the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination with 92 per cent passing from Owen Sound and 90 per cent from Barrie. In order to become a registered practical nurse in Ontario, you must successfully complete the exam. The national test measures the competencies required of nurses at the beginning of their nursing career.
“Our nursing students are very dedicated and work very hard throughout their program to prepare for this exam,” said Marion Lougas, associate dean of health, wellness and sciences. “This high pass rate is a testament to the commitment our faculty and staff make to ensure student success. It is particularly apropos that we received this news during Nursing Week.”