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New Brunswick announces a strategy to fix nurse shortage

The government of New Brunswick plans to add 130 nurses a year during the next decade. This was announced on July 30, 2019. The new strategy will help to overcome the nursing shortage in the province. The main focus of the strategy will enable attracting and accommodating foreign nurses and at the same time will provide better education opportunities for domestic students. New Brunswick officials said the province will need 1,300 new nurses over the next 10 years, based on the number of nurses retiring and the number of students who are graduating. The province is also trying to identify countries with nursing programs similar to the provincial standards. New Brunswick has already allocated $2.3 million in the 2019-20 budget to implement some parts of the strategy. #New_Brunswick, #Nurses

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