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New Brunswick is allowing graduate nurses to become fully licensed in the province by writing the Quebec nursing entry exam.

The government and the Nurses Association of New Brunswick say seats have been confirmed for the province’s graduate nurses who want to write the Quebec test.

Health Minister Bruce Fitch says in a news release the new licensing pathway will help the province recruit and retain health-care workers.

Local Government Minister Daniel Allain says the Quebec pathway will also help the province “tackle the challenges” the health system is facing, such as labour shortages.

The news release says the nurses association has added resources to its website for nurses looking to get licensed in the province.

The government says graduate nurses can complete their registration in New Brunswick through a new simplified process once they complete the Quebec exam.

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