OIIQ invests $4.5 million in continuing nursing education, scholarships

November 8, 2010

The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ), the province's professional order of nurses, announced yesterday a $4.5-million investment to improve access to continuing education for its 71,000 members, mainly in the form of distance education. The OIIQ will also offer a scholarship program encouraging CÉGEP students to go on to university and supporting the development of new specialties. For the next 4 years, beginning in fall 2011, the program will be awarding 54 scholarships every year -- one $5,000 scholarship at each of the 44 targeted CÉGEPs, one $5,000 scholarship at each of the 6 targeted universities, and four $10,000 scholarships to support the development of new specialties. OIIQ News Release