UNB receives $1.48M to expand nursing-practitioner program, develop mental health specialization

April 11, 2022
The University of New Brunswick will be receiving $1.48M over two years from the Government of New Brunswick for two new initiatives related to health and wellbeing. UNB will use the funding to expand its master of nursing-practitioner program from 10 to 20 seats in time for the Fall 2023 semester. The funding will also go towards developing the necessary theory and clinical courses to add a specialization in mental health to UNB’s bachelor of nursing program. 21 students will be able to specialize in mental health starting in Fall 2022. “Our nursing students are highly skilled and well placed to acquire additional skills in critical areas such as mental health and addiction,” said UNB President Paul J Mazerolle. “Through these agreements, we are able to expand our offerings and address significant needs in our province.” NB | CBC (NB)