The Department of Health says eligibility criteria are being expanded to allow more licensed practical nurses to qualify for Bachelor of Science, nursing programs at Cape Breton University and St. F. X. University.
It says the change will allow LPN’s to use their existing education and experience to more quickly complete the nursing program and become Registered Nurses.
The Department says eligibility is being expanded to include LPN graduates from out-of-province programs, as well as graduates from Community College before 2008.
In the past, only graduates from 2008 or later were eligible.
The changes take effect for students beginning their studies in the 2022-23 academic year.