Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour , Health, June 5, 2023 - Moncton
Financial barriers reduced for internationally educated nurses
The provincial government announced a new initiative today to reduce financial barriers for internationally educated nurses entering the health-care system. The five-year commitment will cover various costs associated with becoming eligible to work in the province for up to 300 nurses each year. From left: Moncton South MLA Greg Turner; Margaret Melanson, interim president and CEO at Horizon Health Network; Health Minister Bruce Fitch; Sharon Smyth-Okana, senior vice-president of client programs and nursing at Vitalité Health Network; Clarisse Oulai, internationally educated nurse; Elizabeth Princewill, internationally educated nurse; Denise LeBlanc-Kwaw, CEO of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick; and Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain.