The provincial government is providing financial support to help the University of New Brunswick (UNB) create a three-year bachelor of nursing program in Saint John.
The pilot program, launching in September 2024, will complement the university’s current four-year delivery model by offering the regular program in a condensed timeline.
“Our government continues to do everything it can to satisfy the demands for resources in the province’s nursing profession,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Arlene Dunn. “Our continued focus on this issue, alongside our various partners like UNB, is laying the foundation that will help us meet the labour force needs of our health-care system.”
The provincial government is providing an initial sum of $412,000 to help the university establish the program. It will provide up to $1,237,500 over a three-year period based on the evaluation of early success and results.
With the new option, UNB’s Saint John campus will offer 21 additional seats for the bachelor of nursing program.