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UNB Fredericton

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Nutsihpiluwewicik

Indigenous nursing program

The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Nursing and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre are actively recruiting Indigenous students for the nursing profession.

What we offer

Our curriculum is uniquely focused on our values: primary health care, social justice and caring. By choosing to study in the Nutsihpiluwewicik (Indigenous nursing program), you will have access to:

  • Community health nursing experience in an Indigenous community
  • An elective course on Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness
  • Cultural awareness sessions
  • Academic and personal support from staff, peer mentors and our elder-in-residence
  • Partnerships with First Nations communities
  • Social gatherings
  • Optional bridging year partnership with Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre

Contact us to learn more.



Admission requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor of Nursing: See the Bachelor of Nursing admissions requirements.
  • Two-year Advanced Standing program: Minimum 60 credit hours of university courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Bridging Year program

This one-year program delivered by the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre is designed to help students achieve any additional qualifications required to enter UNB degree programs. Once the Bridging Year program is successfully completed students will automatically be admitted to Nutsihpiluwewicik, provided they meet the admission criteria.

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre works with Indigenous students to help them achieve the qualifications they need to pursue the field of education of their choice. Graduates are sharing their skills and expertise in Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada, the country and the world.

Apply to the Bridging Year program