MRU expands program to meet demand for internationally trained nurses

June 22, 2020

Mount Royal University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery have expanded their Bridge to Canadian Nursing program to meet the growing demand for health care workers. The only one of its kind in the province, students in the program come from all over the world including the Philippines, India, and other Asian countries as well as the UK, US, and parts of the Caribbean. The expanded program will accept 120 students per academic year starting this fall, an increase of 40 over last year, in response to student demand. “Nurses are always needed and professional nurses who immigrate to Canada but are not able to obtain a license are an untapped source of knowledge and skill,” said MRU assistant professor Robyn Stewart. “The program is now equipped to offer even more IEN students the opportunity to meet their goals of becoming Registered Nurses in Canada.” MRU | CTV (AB)