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Expanded role planned for Ontario's nurses

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:80

Doctors in Ontario are concerned about a government plan to train nurse practitioners to perform some services traditionally carried out by doctors. The training, which will begin in September, is part of a reform of Ontario's health care system aimed at reducing costs and emphasising prevention of disease and community based services. Doctors fear that the training could result in compromises to patients' safety.

Ontario's 10 university nursing schools will all offer the nurse practitioner programme to 75 registered nurses each year. Nurses who already hold a university degree will study for 12 months for a nurse practitioner certificate. Entrants who hold a nursing …

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