Why study Nursing at UNB?

locations to study, Fredericton and Moncton

years of experiential learning

clinical hours over 4 years


The Bachelor of Nursing program is ideal for individuals who are empathetic, adaptable, able to think critically, have strong decision making and problem-solving skills, and are interested in promoting and providing health care to a diverse population in a variety of settings.

Students receive hands-on clinical experience in diverse settings beginning in year one.

What program options are there?

  • Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Advanced Standing Program (BN-ASP) -- offered only at UNB Moncton Nursing Site

Learn more using UNB's Academic Program Search or by visiting the Faculty of Nursing website.

What makes Nursing students unique?

UNB Nursing students benefit from experiential learning in a variety of clinical areas beginning in year one.

Students work alongside partner organizations to promote health, prevent illness, and share knowledge in the community.  

Students complete clinical experiences in hospitals, community, and long-term care facilities.

What do employers look for?

  • Ability to think critically
  • Professionalism & interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member

What can I learn?

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and team-building skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Nursing Skills

Where can I go after graduation?

Career opportunities in nursing are diverse and include
  • hospitals
  • public health services
  • extended care facilities
  • community health clinics
  • home care
  • senior’s centres
  • northern and international nursing opportunities.

Opportunities for extended study available through Masters of Nursing program:
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Thesis

How do I get the skills I need?

At UNB, there are many ways to succeed in your field of study and in your future career. For example, you can participate in the Co-Curricular Program. You can complete internships, co-ops, and field schools; participate in Work-study and similar opportunities; join and lead a student group with the Student Union (Fredericton) or Students’ Representative Council (Saint John); and find other ways to volunteer doing things that interest you.

Your skill development will be guided with the help of an academic advisor and other professionals in your program of study.

Explore what's relevant to you

These avenues will assist you with your career planning depending on where you are in your studies