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"Nursing students are under an incredible amount of emotional stress, physical stress, and financial stress from the program already –so why should it be increased by 22.4 percent? This increase in price is not taking into consideration other costs that nursing students face such as: clinical wear, nursing equipment, and clinical. Clinical is a mandatory part of nursing which is amazing, however is pricy when thinking about transportation to and from the location in which you may be placed. In addition, these hours of clinical may affect someone’s finances when needing to work around these hours if wanting to work a part-time job. I love UNB with all of my heart, and I have a passion for nursing- however, I would be going to another school--ie StFx where I was accepted-- if I knew that the tuition I was paying was increased to pay the school’s debt that I did not create. Stop stealing from your future nurse’s bank accounts if you are not planning to improve our program. End of Discussion."