UNB, UMoncton sign 10-year funding agreement with NB to deliver LPN bridging programs

November 20, 2019

The University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton have signed a 10-year funding agreement with the NB government to implement bridging programs for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at both institutions. Set to begin in January 2020, the bridging programs combine classroom learning and clinical experience, and are designed to recognize students’ experiences and education while addressing the knowledge and training differences between LPNs and registered nurses. UMoncton will receive $5.3M to provide 25 seats in the program per year, while UNB will receive $5.3M to support 24 seats in the program per year. NB (NB )