Premier Announces New Health Sciences Programs for CNA



Through the Labour Market Development Agreement, the provincial government is putting forward $10.3 million to implement health programs.


There will be new and enhanced health sciences programming at multiple College of the North Atlantic campuses in the province.


CNA will introduce a new Advanced Care Paramedicine Program, previously only offered outside the province, at its Bay St. George campus in Stephenville and Prince Phillip Drive campus in St. John’s.


Beginning in September 2020, expanded access to practical nursing will see 116 new seats added throughout the province, bringing the total to 265 seats. This includes new offerings at CNA campuses in Bay St. George, Burin, Gander and St. Anthony. Increased seat capacity will also be added in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor.


In addition, 96 personal care attendant seats will be added to the college system in September 2020, bringing the total number of seats to 232. This includes a new program in Bonavista, and increased capacity at campuses in Baie Verte, Carbonear, Clarenville, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Prince Philip Drive and St. Anthony. Another personal care attendant program will also be offered in Port Saunders by CNA in September 2020 via its St. Anthony campus.


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