AB invests $8.5M to support low-income students training to become nurses


The Government of Alberta has invested an additional $8.5M into the New Beginnings Bursary to help low-income students pursue nursing education. Up to 1,700 nursing students will be eligible for one-time, non-repayable bursaries. Students will not need to apply for the bursary, as they will be automatically selected from student loan applicants. “Health care needs continue to grow in our province and we need more local professionals familiar with the challenges in their area,” said AB Minister of Health Jason Copping. “By increasing education opportunities for Albertans, we improve the chances of retaining home-grown talent.”