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Ontario announces more than $9.4 million for accelerated critical care nursing programs

Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones announced Thursday that the province was investing more than $9.4 million to "support accelerated critical care nursing" at multiple colleges. She said the funding would help register nurses who want to work in critical care, such as respiratory, palliative and cardiac care. She said the government would pay for tuition for these students, including all college and hospital costs and costs associated with backfilling their current position.