23. A nurse holding a diploma in a specialty set out in section 3, issued by an educational institution outside Quebec, shall be granted diploma equivalence for purposes of issuing a specialist’s certificate provided that she meets the following conditions:
(1) she has completed, over the 5 years preceding her registration in a graduate program in the specialty concerned, the prerequisite, related to the training program, stipulated in Schedule I;
(2) the diploma she obtained after completing university studies meets the graduate-level training requirements set out in Schedule I, in the specialty concerned.
“Diploma equivalence” means recognition, in application of Division IV, that a diploma issued by an educational institution located outside Québec attests that the level of knowledge and skill of the nurse or holder of such diploma is equivalent to that acquired by the holder of a diploma recognized by government regulation, pursuant to section 184 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), and granting access to a specialist’s certificate issued by the Order.
O.C. 997-2005, s. 23; O.C. 669-2007, s. 6.