25. A nurse shall obtain training equivalence for purposes of issuing a specialist’s certificate if she possesses a level of knowledge and skill equivalent to that acquired by the holder of a diploma granting access to a specialist’s certificate issued by the Order, acquired via a minimum of 3,360 hours of work experience, performed over the 5 years preceding her application for equivalence, in one of the care units stipulated in paragraph 1 of sections 1 to 3 of Schedule I, in primary care or in a hospital centre in one or several fields specified in paragraph 1 of section 4 of Schedule I.
The term “training equivalence” means the recognition, in application of Division IV, that a nurse’s training proves she has acquired a level of knowledge and skill 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), as granting access to a specialist’s certificate issued by the Order.
O.C. 997-2005, s. 25; O.C. 669-2007, s. 9.