The government says the new hires will bring the total number of nurse practitioners on the Island to 11.
Doug Currie says nurse practitioners will help reduce wait times and improve overall access to health care.
Three of the new hires are graduates of the master of nursing program's nurse practitioner stream at the University of Prince Edward Island.
The stream was established in September 2011.
The six new nurse practitioners will be based in locations across the province.Suggest a correction