Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College, and Janice Skot, President and CEO of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), were all part of the announcement. Minister Dunlop spoke with four Georgian students from Health, Wellness and Sciences programs.
Georgian College has launched a new stand-alone four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The new program stems from the Government of Ontario’s recent policy change to allow publicly funded colleges and universities to offer baccalaureate degrees in nursing and increase access to nursing education. “Georgian College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program gives students the option of studying and staying closer to home here in Barrie,” said Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil. “With the demand for nurses at an all-time high, the internationally renowned postsecondary training students get in Ontario is critical to our communities, the economy, and the future of our province.”