Nursing staff increases in province


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WINNIPEG — Nearly 500 more nurses are working in Manitoba than one year ago.

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WINNIPEG — Nearly 500 more nurses are working in Manitoba than one year ago.

The province announced this morning that new data from the nursing college shows that 498 more nurses are practising in Manitoba — the largest recorded annual increase.

Data shows that province gained 467 registered nurses, 23 licensed practical nurses and 16 nurse practitioners in the past year.

In the past three years, Manitoba has gained a total of 943 nurses.

The province credits the increase to a relocation assistance program that covers $8,000 in moving expenses and an ongoing recruitment campaign that has attracted nurses from other provinces and countries, including more than 100 new nurses from the Philippines. Manitoba has nearly doubled the number of training spots at post-secondary institutions across the province in the last decade.

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