How internationally educated nurses can help solve the nursing crisis: A panel discussion and stories from IENs
February 14, 2022
Over 20,000 internationally educated nurses (IEN) are eager to be registered in Ontario to help fix the nursing crisis exacerbated by COVID-19.
Our panel discussed the following topics:
- the lived experiences of IENs who are facing an arduous process to meet registration requirements and practice as registered nurses in Ontario
- overview of the various roadblocks to registration in Ontario
- why temporary initiatives such as the Long-Term Care Staffing Pool Program are unhelpful and short-sighted
- actions RNAO is taking to expedite the path to registration in Ontario