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Faculty of Nursing
UNB Fredericton

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Nurse Practitioner stream

Master of Nursing

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

How it works

The Nurse Practitioner stream consists of 57 credit hours: five core courses, 12 stream-specific courses and a synthesis paper. The degree requires 700 hours of clinical practice. 

Applicants are admitted every second year (i.e., 2017, 2019, 2021, etc.)

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

Begin your master's program at UNB