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RN and Baccalaureate Education

The knowledge, skills and attributes that today’s health system demands of RNs can be gained only through broad-based bachelor’s nursing programs. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, 44.7 per cent of RNs are diploma educated.1 Their contribution is highly valued in Canada’s workforce. CNA supports strategies that encourage nurses to stay in the workforce, pursue continuing education and, for those who choose to, work toward earning a bachelor’s degree.

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