Beal University, a private institution based in Maine, has been given conditional approval by the Government of New Brunswick to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The 32-month program will include online training, followed by clinical training and a practicum placement at Sackville Memorial Hospital, which the university is currently renovating. “The community has been wonderful and there will be classes and labs set up [at the hospital], fully furnished with high-end simulation mannequins and all of the equipment that’s required in order to do clinical training,” said Beal University Canada President Holly McKnight. Beal University Canada will reportedly operate as a “standalone institution” headquartered in Sackville. It is reportedly not yet designated under NB’s Degree Granting Act, but the institutional assessment is underway.