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Faculty of Nursing
UNB Fredericton

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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., 2023, 2025, 2027).

Students in the NP stream complete a total of 57 credit 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.

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

The Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Program at the University of New Brunswick is approved by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse practitioner in New Brunswick.

Next steps

Begin your master's program at UNB