New Brunswick Critical Care Nursing Program (NBCCNP)

nurseAs part of its commitment to the recruitment and retention of nursing resources for New Brunswick, the Department of Health contributes to the preparation of nurses for the specialty of Critical Care Nursing through the Certificate in Critical Care Nursing. This Program is offered in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB), l’université de Moncton (U de M) and the New Brunswick Regional Health Authorities. 


The NBCCNP is a standardized Critical Care Certificate program based on standards from Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN), National Emergency Nurses Affiliation (NENA), Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN).

The program includes both theory and practice and is delivered by distance; primarily online, but may also include audio or live virtual sessions, clinicals, and a preceptorship. Access to a computer is essential.

The program offers learning within both a critical care and an emergency care environment. Courses may be offered to as many as eight sites depending on students’ locations; and is offered in either official language.

Who is Eligible?

  • Registered nurses who are novice to critical care or emergency care nursing (less than 1 year experience in these practice areas; or are interested in pursuing a career in critical care or emergency care nursing)
  • Currently employed by Horizon or Vitalité
  • Able to commit to 12 full weeks or 2 years of part time study

Program details

The program consists of 7 courses including a 135-hour Integrated Clinical Practicum. This 12-week program may be taken in one block full-time or completed part-time within 2 years from the start date.

A non-credit Certificate of Proficiency will be granted upon successful completion of the program.

  • Course 1 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Foundations
  • Course 2 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Cardiovascular Alterations
  • Course 3 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Pulmonary Alterations
  • Course 4 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematological/Immunological and Renal Alterations
  • Course 5 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Neurological Alterations
  • Course 6 - Management of the Critically Ill Client and their Family - Multisystems Alterations
  • Course 7 - Integrated Clinical Practicum (Preceptorship)

Apply Now

Download a PDF copy of the application form

Online applications
Program 29 - Sept. 5 - Nov. 1, 2017 (June 1, 2017 Deadline)
Program 30 - Nov. 6, 2017 - Jan. 23, 2018 (Sept. 13, 2017 Deadline)
Program 31 - Jan. 25 - Mar. 22, 2018 (Dec. 6, 2017 Deadline)
Program 32 - Apr. 3 - May 30, 2018 (Feb. 28, 2017 Deadline)

Please note that acceptance in the program is dependent upon approval granted by the Regional Health Authorities. Please contact your site coordinator to confirm your interest in applying.

Moncton: Catherine Molloy - Catherine.Molloy@horizonnb.ca
Saint John: Susan Morris - Susan.Morris@horizonnb.ca
Fredericton: Marie Chase - Marie.Chase@horizonnb.ca
Campbellton: Mario Gallant - Mario.Gallant@vitalitenb.ca
Miramichi: Dawn Haddad - Dawn.Haddad@horizonnb.ca

The following must be included with your application to the program:

  • Cover letter
  • Copy of NANB registration
  • Proof of current CPR
  • Current CV

The application and information on the french offering of the NBCCNP through Université de Moncton is available at:
http://www.umoncton.ca/edperm/psicnb