Two universities recently launched master’s programs focused on the health sector. Laurentian University launched a Master of Health Administration, which is the result of a partnership between the graduate Nursing and Master of Business Administration programs. This new program is designed to cover all essential knowledge for health administrators and maintains a strong rural, northern, and Indigenous focus. Thompson Rivers University has also unveiled its Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) program, which will prepare students to work as independent health practitioners. The program is reportedly the first of its kind offered in the Interior Health region.