Over 100 new nursing graduates passed their licensing exams!

This year, our nurses-in-training in pursuit of their dreams were subject to additional challenges. After receiving their temporary licenses in December 2019, our newly hired graduates set their sights on March 2020 as the time they'd take the highly anticipated licensing exam, the final step in becoming a nurse. But once the pandemic hit, exams were pushed to the fall, forcing our graduates to wait.

Now, over 100 new nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) can boast of aced exams under their belt!

“Passing a licensing exam is a remarkable accomplishment, because it tests a person’s decision-making skills and knowledge,” says Emma Monaco, coordinator for Training and Standards of Practice, Nursing Directorate. “Starting your career as a nurse, LPN or NP is an even more outstanding accomplishment during this historical time. Bravo!”

“A heartfelt congratulations to all the nurses who passed their licensing exams!” says Chantal Souligny, MUHC director of Nursing. “We are impressed by the work and dedication you have shown in challenging circumstances and are honoured to have you join the MUHC nursing team.”

Nurses undertake key roles that positively affect patients and their families each day. At the MUHC, new nurses can expect insightful mentorship from nursing educators, unit preceptors and experienced team members. This helps them develop expertise from early on in their career. Congratulations to each of you, and may your rewarding career at the MUHC begin!

Spirited licensed nurses have joined teams across all sites of the MUHC including the MGH, the Neuro, the Lachine Hospital, the RVH and the Children's!