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Master of Nursing

Leadership in advanced practice

The University of New Brunswick’s Master of Nursing (MN) program gives you the opportunity to design your own research based on your unique professional healthcare interests. We’ll set you up for success with an integrative knowledge of effective nursing leadership, research, theory and practice.

Choose one of two streams

Nurse Practitioner stream

The Nurse Practitioner stream prepares students to apply advanced nursing knowledge and research using a primary healthcare model with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. The stream is designed to build on your current nursing knowledge, skills, abilities and judgments.

Thesis/Report stream

The Thesis/Report stream prepares advanced practice nurses to conduct research and/or be in positions of leadership within the health care system.

Why choose UNB?

UNB is a research powerhouse, conducting approximately 70 per cent of New Brunswick’s publicly funded research. Work with our world-class researchers and professors in a right-sized university where you’re more than a number.

Enjoy the flexibility of being able to earn your master’s via distributed and distance learning from Fredericton to our sites in Moncton, Saint John and Ontario as well as globally.

Be a leader in your field

Develop leadership skills and confidence as you explore issues and challenges within the healthcare sphere — and develop a program of study that will prepare you for the career you want.

The goal of our Master of Nursing program is to prepare you for advanced professional roles through course work, practice-based inquiry and meaningful engagement with practice partners and stakeholders.

Master of Nursing curriculum

Our revised program represents the culmination of community based consultation and collaborative events, including:

  • Survey of nurses across the province to determine their educational goals
  • Focus groups with key stakeholders and partners
  • Exploration of trends in graduate education and other Master of Nursing programs
  • Recognition of changes in all realms of professional nursing practice and the urgent need for nurses to be prepared to assume leadership positions
  • Critical reflection of feedback from external academic reviews and the competencies for master’s education (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing)
  • Examination of the entry-level competencies for nurse practitioners (Nurses Association of New Brunswick)

For a full list of required courses and descriptions, see the graduate calendar.

Next steps

Begin your master's program at UNB