Basic Bachelor of Nursing Program

UNB's four-year Bachelor of Nursing program consists of a majority of course work in Nursing as well as courses from other disciplines (i.e., English, Biology, Psychology, etc.). This program is available from UNB Fredericton Faculty of Nursing.

Opportunities are emphasized for clinical practice where students work with individuals, families, and communities at various stages of the life cycle and in a variety of settings.

This is a sample of the usual course matrix for the basic BN program. For the course descriptions or more information see the UNB Undergraduate Calendar.

Academic   Year   Fall  Winter


Year 1

Human Anatomy I
English or another writing elective
Open elective
Nursing as a Profession
Caring Relationships

Human Physiology I
Any 3 credit hour Psychology course
Open elective
Nursing and Wellness
Clinical Practicum


Year 2

Pathophysiology I
Physical Assessment
Chronic Health Challenges
Mental Health Challenges
Clinical Practicum


Pathophysiology II
Introduction to Statistics
Young Families' Health
Clinical Practicum

Concentrated Clinical
Practicum I

Year 3

Community and Population Health
Clinical Practicum
Nursing Research
Canadian Health Care Systems

Helping Relationships
Acute Health Challenges
Clinical Practicum
Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

Concentrated Clinical
Practice II

Year 4  

Family with Multiple Challenges
Nursing in Complex Situations
Clinical Practicum
Open Nursing elective

Trends and Leadership
Integrated Nursing Care
Clinical Practicum
Nursing Practice elective