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Nurse Practitioner stream

Graduates of the Nurse Practitioner program will have the ability to apply advanced nursing knowledge and research using a primary health care (PHC) model with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. The program is designed to build on students' current nursing knowledge, skills, abilities and judgments.

Our graduates are equipped to:

  • Advance the role of nursing using research, theory and practice
  • Address the changing health needs of Canadians
  • Meet the competencies and standards for NP practice
  • Write the Canadian National Competency Exam

The NP stream involves a mix of synchronous online and in-person learning. The NP stream can only be completed on a full-time basis and students complete the program in 2 years. Intake for this program is offered every two years in the fall term (e.g., 2019, 2021, 2023).

Students in the NP stream complete a total of 57credit hours; this includes 12 theory courses and 5 clinical practicums. Students complete a total of 700 hours across the 5 clinical practicums; 4 practicums at 100 hours each and 1 final 300 hour practicum.  All students in this stream must complete a synthesis paper alongside of their coursework.

Nurse practitioner students must reside in New Brunswick while completing the program because of the necessity for supervision related to their practice requirements.

Full-time program of study

All NP practicums are arranged in consultation with the course instructor and preceptor.

Next steps

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