Nurse practitioner option

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for the 2017 intake.  Please note we will only be accepting full-time applications.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) applicants are admitted every second year (i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021 etc.).  Therefore the application deadline for the next admission cycle which begins in September 2017 is January 15, 2017.

NP students must reside in the Province of New Brunswick while completing the program because of the necessity for supervision related to their practice requirements.


Stream composition

The NP stream consists of 57 credit hours (17 courses which include five core courses, seven NP theory courses and five NP practicum courses) and a Synthesis Paper.  There are a total of 700 clinical hours of NP practice required for this degree.


To prepare Advanced Practice Nurses who will function as NPs in caring for people across the life span and according to principles of primary health care.


  • Graduates of the NP program will have the ability to apply advanced nursing knowledge and research using a primary health care (PHC) model with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. The program is designed to build on students' current nursing knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgments.
  • Graduates of the NP program will be able to:

          o Advance the roles of nursing through the integration of research,theory and practice.
          o Address the changing health needs of Canadians
          o Meet competencies and standards for NP practice as articulated by NANB
          o Be prepared to write the Canadian national competency examinations

Full-time program of study

Please note:  All NP Practicums are arranged in consultation with the course Instructor and Preceptor

Are you looking for the NP calendar course descriptions?

Academic YearFallWinterSummer
Year 1

N6018 Nursing Leadership, Ethics and Health Policy
Wed. 9:00-12:00

N6203 Advanced Pathophysiology
Tues. 9:00-12:00

N6211 Advanced Health Assessment, Health Promotion and Diagnostic Reasoning
Tues. 1:30-4:30

N6212 Advanced Health Assessment Practicum (100 hours)


N6012 Statistics
Wed. 9:00-12:00

N6202 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 
Tues. 1:30-4:30

Nurs6016 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing I
Tues. 9:00-12:00

N6017 Research and Evidence Informed Nursing II
Tues. 9:00-12:00

N6213 Primary Health Care Management Adult I
Tues. 1:30-4:30

N6214 Adult I Clinical Practicum
(100 hours)

N6204 Roles and Issues is taught the 3rd Wednesday from September - July, 1:00-4:00 over the two years for full-time study.

Year 2

N6013 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Tues. 1:30-4:30

N6215 Primary Health Care Management Pediatrics
Tues. 9:00-12:00

N6216 Pediatric Clinical Practicum
(100 hours)

N6217 Primary Health Care Management Adult II
Tues. 9:00-12:00

N6218 Adult II Clinical Practicum
(100 hours)

N6219 Final Clinical Practicum
(300 hours)

N6204 Roles and Issues (see above)