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Over the past year, 23 internationally trained nurses have successfully graduated from Sterling College and are now registered nurses in Canada. In 2020, after Sterling partnered with Red Deer College to offer students a dual credential from both institutions, 30 nurses transferred over to the new program and are now completing their dual credential qualification.
Internationally trained nurses often face challenges getting their credentials recognized in Canada in order to access quality jobs in health care. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of nurses and their role at the forefront of Canada's COVID-19 pandemic response.
“Nurses around the world are the true heroes of the covid crisis,” says Feroz Ali, President of ILAC Higher Education. “That’s why we want to celebrate our recent graduates from Sterling and their important contribution to Canada’s health care system.”
Last week, during National Nursing Week, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced Canada’s commitment to welcoming internationally trained nurses.
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