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Funding agreements with UNB, U de M, target nursing shortage

The provincial government has entered into 10-year funding agreements with both the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton to encourage increased enrollment in the bachelor of nursing program and reward the universities for graduating nurses.

The agreement aligns with the enhancement of nursing education in New Brunswick action item as part of the Nursing Resources Strategy released in 2019. It is also in line with the auditor general’s 2019 recommendation that the department provide funding only after desired outcomes or targets have been achieved.

“As part of our new provincial health plan, the government has committed to working with post-secondary institutions to develop innovative education and clinical training models,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “This new approach will encourage our universities to increase enrolment in our nursing programs and recruit a new generation of nurses towards a fulfilling career.”

For details on the funding agreements, visit

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