Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour , Health, February 24, 2023 - Saint John / Bathurst
New nursing initiative combines work and education, provides salary and tuition support
The provincial government has announced a new education model to help produce more licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. About $13.3 million has been allocated for the Step Up to Nursing pilot project over two years. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Ann Drennan, vice-president academic, innovation and student affairs at the New Brunswick Community College; Brenda Kinney, vice-president and chief nursing officer at Horizon Health Network; Health Minister Bruce Fitch; Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard; and Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor, University of New Brunswick, at an announcement that took place in Saint John.