New and returning students

To assist you in your time with us we have a number of resources here in nursing and across the university to enrich your experience.  Explore the many links and resources below available to meet your needs.

Get connected

You will need ongoing reliable computer access as a student. 

If you are a new student you will receive a letter with all the information you will require to claim your PIN and setup your UNB online access. 

Once you activate your online account you will have access to many of the features which includes online registering and -mail.  Only UNB student e-mail accounts are used for communication from the MN program to MN students.

For more complete information, please refer to the student handbook.

Services & resources

Financial information

As well as Financial Services, the School of Graduate Studies provides information on fees and scholarships/awards.

Residency requirements

As per the university degree requirements and regulations, the minimum residency requirement is two academic terms. 

However depending on the program stream and whether the student is full-time or part-time normally a students is looking at 2-3 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time.

An important aspect of graduate education is socialization into the graduate role. With so many distance and part-time students, it is impossible to require students to attend regular weekly or monthly face to face seminars as is the case is some GAUs. 

To provide some opportunity for graduate nursing students to meet with their peers, as per the Nursing GAU Regulations, students are required to be on the Fredericton campus for MN Day in September and MN Day and Research Day in the spring.  Please see your handbook above for more details.


It is important that you understand the regulations governing UNB graduate students.

The university regulations constitutes the contract between the university and graduate students, including grade standards, time limits of degrees, leave of absence, theses, confidentiality and appeals.

Nursing regulations can be found in the handbook.

Theses/reports and synthesis papers for Nurse Practitioner students

Theses, dissertations & reports contains regulations and guidelines regarding the preparation, submission and evaluation of your thesis, dissertation or report in print and electronic form.  You will also find detailed information in the student handbook.

Electronic theses & dissertations:  UNB's process for submitting and depositing theses and reports electronically.


As you may have already experienced, we have a lot of forms.  We have added the more common ones and links to our forms page.

Other helpful links