Horizon secures seats in UNB nursing leadership and management program

SAINT JOHN – There is no more challenging and important issue facing Canada today than the delivery of effective, efficient and sustainable healthcare. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and partners, such as the Horizon Health Network, are working together to address this challenge and to change the future of healthcare. 

Last year, UNB launched its new online certificate in nursing leadership and management program on the Saint John campus.  This alone was good news.  Since then, Horizon has secured 40 seats within the program to support leadership development among nurses. The first intake of these sponsored nurses will start their education in May.

“This program will benefit those who work in acute, long-term and community care throughout Canada,” said Dr. Petra Hauf, vice-president Saint John at UNB. “Delivering the certificate part-time and online allows students to continue to work while developing essential leadership skills.”

UNB is establishing a world-class health innovation centre in New Brunswick known as the Integrated Health Initiative. This centre is expected to change how the next generation is educated to be better prepared for the needs of the health sector.  Programs such as this certificate are just some of the ways this change can happen.

“Sponsoring professional development is an important way to support our nurses,” said Brenda Kinney, vice-president/chief nursing officer, Horizon Health Network. “We are thrilled to do exactly this with the team at UNB Saint John who fully understand the needs of the province’s healthcare system.”    

Students interested in applying should begin their application using UNB’s online admissions form. More information can be found at www.unb.ca/admissions.


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