Admission process

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program the following documentation is required:

  • application form
  • official transcript of marks from high school and/or any community college or university courses
  • a brief summary or life sketch to include:
          (a) major experiences and important decision points in your life
          (b) the reason(s) you have chosen nursing as a career
          (c) your reason for choosing the BN program at UNB

The language of instruction within our program is English and prospective students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission.  Prospective students may prove English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL (paper based) score of 600
  • Minimum TOEFL  (IBT) score of 100
  • Minimum IELTS score of 7.0
  • UNB Fredericton English Language Programme (ELP) Assessment score of 85 with no sub score less than 85
  • Equivalent results of a UNB approved standardized proficiency test
  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country where English is the principal language:  http://www.unb.ca/international/prospective/adminreq/englishlanguage.html

In all cases, the Faculty reserves the right to require further proof of language proficiency before permission will be granted to register in academic courses.


It is recommended that applications be received by the end of January.  However, completed applications and fees must be submitted no later than March 31st to:

The Admissions Office UNB
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB  E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 453-4865
Fax: (506) 453-5016  

Saint John applicants apply directly to UNB Saint John.