Argus Posted November 3, 2021 Report Share Posted November 3, 2021 In order to limit costs the provinces limit the number of people who can get into nursing and medical schools. We could be graduating far more doctors and nurses, but won't, because you practically need to be a genius even to get into nursing school. Never mind medical school. Abby Poffenroth spent her high school years focused on one thing: becoming a nurse. When she graduated this past spring with a 94 per cent average, Poffenroth never imagined she wouldn't make the cut for the program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. "I knew it was pretty competitive, but I didn't realize it was as competitive as it was until I got the letter saying I was not accepted," said Poffenroth, 18, who is from Antigonish. "I had my mind so set on it.... I wasn't really thinking about any other options." Nova Scotia's desperate need for nurses has some people questioning why the province doesn't simply train more people like Poffenroth, especially as those who are from the province are more likely to stay and work. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nursing-shortage-program-seats-1.6234226 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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