Quebec’s nurses order rejects call to delay spring exam despite concern over fall failure rate – CBC

Nursing students will be given option to wait until next date in September

Jan 26, 2023

Quebec’s order of nurses is rejecting a recommendation to push back the date of its next licensing exam amid an ongoing investigation into why more than half of candidates failed the last sitting.

The order, known by its French acronym the OIIQ, said Thursday that the next exam will go ahead on March 27 as scheduled, but nursing students will be given the option to wait until the next date in September if they prefer.

The commissioner who oversees access to the province’s professional orders said last week that it was still too early to explain last fall’s abnormally high failure rate.

André Gariépy recommended the next date to write the exam be pushed back while he continues his probe into what happened.

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