Founded in September 2003, our family company is well known in the field of training, recruiting and placing nursing staff with a specialization in expanded role nursing in remote regions. Our company is in constant expansion and growth. We owe our success mainly to our clients’ satisfaction with our training in expanded role nursing practice, and to the quality of our recruited nursing staff. Our organization is now considered as a leader in Quebec in this specialty.
In 2006, our company was awarded the Alpha Contest prize of the Chamber of Commerce of Ville St-Laurent for Most Outstanding New Company.
Francine Charron, General manager of Solutions Nursing L.F.C Inc receives the trophy from Daniel Dicaire, director of the Local Development Center of Centre-Ouest and the speed skater Joël Mineau (left)
In 2007, we signed a public-private partnership agreement with the Ungava Tulattavik Health Center. We took care of the advertising, the recruiting, the medical examination and the training of all the pre-hired personnel of the Ungava Tulattavik Health Center. For a period of 7 years, we contributed greatly to their efficiency in terms of staffing for that organization. In a context of shortage, the Ungava Tulattavik Health Center had sometimes over 30 nurses waiting for one position.
In 2008, we became property owners. We adapted our premises to answer our specific needs, having the upper floor exclusively dedicated to our training activities. Yet, the training activities becoming more and more significant, we created a 2nd company, Formation Solutions Nursing Inc.
In September 2009, after many hours of work, Formation Solutions Nursing Inc was proud to have its own guide and launched the Soluguide. This book was designed to be used by the nurses working in the expanded role but revealed to be a great help to everyone who is part of the nursing staff.
From October 2010 to June 2013, we had an agreement with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay to assist them in the recruitment of their nursing staff. We organized the information sessions and led the selection interviews for them.
In 2011, our Soluguide became a success beyond our expectations. We printed our 4th edition in French and our 1st edition in English. The company then extended its activity beyond Quebec´s borders, not only for the sale of the Soluguide, but also for our training, especially in British-Columbia.
In 2013, we sold our Soluguide in Europe and our first training sessions were available online, especially all of our information sessions.
In 2014, progress was still knocking at our door and we broke new grounds in our evaluation process, whether it was in the field of recruiting or in training. We also offered new contract possibilities in order to deal with various situations that could come up among the hired nursing staff, giving them more possibilities.
In December 2017, Solutions Nursing started offering training programs in English.
Solutions Nursing´s Team
Francine Charron, General Manager
Solutions Nursing was founded by Francine Charron, who benefits from a vast professional experience in nursing in Nordic regions, both as a nurse and as an administrator. Her innovative vision in health care, paired with the efforts of a dynamic, qualified team oriented towards client services is truly a testament of the success of our company.
Louis Fecteau, Financial Manager
A business man well known in Quebec´s and the United States´ car business, Louis is responsible for the company’s financial negotiations. Working only part time for Solutions Nursing, he is entrusted with some special projects.
Dr Naima Benahmed, Manager - Training
Naima is a hematologist doctor and holds a certificate in Pedagogy. She manages all the training programs. She watches over the updates and the development of our expanded role training. Naima is also an excellent instructor and an outstanding teacher. She is highly appreciated by the nurses for her professionalism and dedication.
Joanie Dubé, Training agent
Joanie has worked for us since 2008 as a Training Officer. She is also in charge of recruitment. After a maternity leave, she resumed her work in Spring 2018.
Margaux Toralba, Placement agent
Margaux joined the team in January 2018 and is in charge of the placement of our nursing staff. She also acts as a resource for our customers and employees.
We also have a large team of instructors working on a regular basis.
- On October 12, 2010, a series of articles explaining the role of nurses in the Far North and the importance of our expanded role training program were published in Journal de Québec (click on the articles to enlarge them):
- In 2015, Journal de Montréal also published an article about nurses´ life and work in the Far north of Québec, and they focused on a nurse who attended our expanded role training: