Increasing capacity for nursing education

Partnering with Beal University to support NB students


We remain committed to addressing the challenges our health-care system is facing and we are taking further action in support of nurse recruitment.  We have partnered with Beal University in neighbouring Maine to provide more opportunities for students to receive training sooner. Beal University has agreed to accept up to 100 New Brunswick students into their nursing programs in 2023 to help us build immediate capacity to train more nurses and ultimately bring more nurses to the New Brunswick health-care system.



Interested in becoming a registered nurse?

  • Beal University is offering a special tuition rate to New Brunswick students who attend their Bachelor of Nursing program starting January 2023.
  • Beal University’s program is three years in duration, with the first year taught entirely online and the second and third years taught in class two days a week in Bangor, ME.
  • A $6,000 incentive grant from the Government of New Brunswick.  ($3,000 in year two.  $3,000 in year three)
  • Guaranteed employment upon graduation with a “Return-of-Service” agreement to return to NB and work as an RN for a minimum of 1 year upon graduation.
  • Potential signing incentives of up to $10,000 from the regional health authorities for graduates from this program.
  • Eligibility to apply for New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance – 0% interest loans and grants.


More information and application available on the website for Beal University.