• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Increases Enrollment in Nursing Education Programs at Georgian College

July 08, 2021

BARRIE — The Ontario government is providing up to $564,308 to help increase enrollment in nursing education programs at Georgian College. Funding will support up to 62 new practical nursing students. The funding is part of the government’s $35 million investment to help increase enrollment in nursing education programs at publicly assisted colleges and universities across the province. The new spaces will be available for Fall 2021 and/or Winter 2022 cohorts and will support the addition of approximately 1,131 practical nurses and 873 registered nurses to the health care system. “Ontarians rely on the exceptional quality of care that health care professionals provide across the health care system,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “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.” “As our community grows, I am glad that this partnership with Georgian College means that our community will continue to have reliable healthcare,” said Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil. “By investing in Ontario’s nursing workforce, our government is ensuring our family, friends and loved ones can continue to get the high-quality care they expect from our health care system." “Every single day, nurses use their unique skills to serve people in