BC invests $1.2M in nurse practitioner programs at three universities

May 29, 2018

British Columbia’s NDP government will spend $1.2M to boost the number of available seats for nurse practitioner training by 66% at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and the University of Northern British Columbia, reports KelownaNow. "We know that there are significant numbers of British Columbians who have inadequate access to a primary care provider," said Minister of Health Adrian Dix. "NPs are a viable, patient-centred solution to improving access, but we know that compared to other jurisdictions, B.C. has not made the best use of NPs.” The boost to nurse practitioner education funding is part of a $115M initiative to create 200 more NP positions across the province, KelownaNow adds.