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Faculty of Nursing
UNB Fredericton

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Bachelor of Nursing admission requirements

High school students

Recently graduated high school? See admission requirements for more information.

Transfer and mature students

Transfer and mature applicants must have received a minimum grade of 70% on each of the following grade 12 high school courses (or equivalent) with an overall average of 75% on the four:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Pre-calculus 110 or Foundations of Math 120

Additional requirements for transfer students

Transfer students must have completed 24 university-level credit hours with an average of 3.0 (B or 70%) or higher.

Your admission average will be calculated on your most recent 24 credit hours — for students who have completed more. Grades for all courses taken within an academic term will be included in this calculation, even if this results in exceeding the 24 credit hours requirement.

Additional requirements for mature students

Mature students must have completed 12 university-level credit hours (or four courses) with an average of 3.0 (B or 70%). Preference may be given to applicants who began and successfully completed this requirement within the year prior to the term admission is being sought.

English language proficiency

The language of instruction within our program is English. 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 Program (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

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.