A collection of funding bulletins by neighbouring Nova Scotia caught the attention of New Brunswick Tuesday. The thrill has left the province seeking to implement comparable methods, and nurses are contemplating leaping ship.
Nova Scotia is providing nurses as much as $20,000 in bonuses to maintain them within the province’s public well being system — or to encourage them to return.
Nova Scotia will give all full-time nurses in long-term care properties and hospitals a $10,000 bonus, and they are going to be provided an extra $10,000 bonus in the event that they signal an settlement to proceed working full time for 2 years.
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The province will even award $10,000 to Nova Scotia nurses who’ve left the general public system however who conform to return and signal a two-year, full-time contract by March 31.
In accordance with the New Brunswick Nurses Union, the money injection has left some nurses contemplating transferring throughout the border.
“I count on that a few of them are going to go away,” stated the vice-president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union, Maria Richard.
“Should you’re a nurse working in Sackville, and the border is 20 minutes away and you’ve got the possibility of incomes $10,000, why not?”
She stated that Premier Blaine Higgs doesn’t respect New Brunswick nurses, including that compliments given by Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston isn’t one thing that Higgs returns.
Richard stated that she’d been fielding calls from nurses within the province who’re searching for solutions from the provincial authorities.
“What message is primer Higgs sending to our nurses proper now? It completely boggles my thoughts during which route we’re going.”
The Nurses Affiliation of New Brunswick underscored a “sense of urgency expressed by stakeholders over this previous week,” noting that the group met with the provincial authorities and has put down the rails on a brand new registration province for internationally regulated nurses.
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“In partnership with regulators in British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia, will pilot a brand new registration course of for internationally educated nurses (IENs) geared toward eliminating months — and even years — from the appliance journey,” stated their web site.
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“The brand new registration course of might be accessible in early 2023.”
This comes on the heels of Nova Scotia’s nursing regulator lowering the timeline for nurses from different provinces and 7 overseas nations to be licensed to practise within the province.
A joint assertion to International Information from New Brunswick Submit-Secondary Training, Coaching and Labour Minister Trevor Holder, Well being Minister Bruce Fitch and Social Growth Minister Dorothy Shephard stated that New Brunswick has requested the Nurses Affiliation of New Brunswick to “act shortly” on aligning with Nova Scotias implementation date.
“We have now requested the NANB to harmonize with Nova Scotia’s strategy and discover and think about extra Francophone nations past these recognized by Nova Scotia final week,” the assertion wrote.
“We sit up for additional conversations with NANB within the coming weeks and we stay dedicated to doing the whole lot inside our energy to make sure New Brunswickers get the well being care they want.”
— with recordsdata from the Canadian Press
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