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For new students in the Faculty of Nursing

Welcome to the Faculty of Nursing! For those of you new to university, you are about to begin one of the most exciting times of your life. For our transfer students, you are continuing these exciting times and moving a step closer to achieving your goals.

We are disappointed we do not get to meet you in person yet; however, we are working within the options that we have to ensure you receive the information you need to help get you started and set you up for a successful journey to an enormously rewarding career.

Common questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about starting your nursing program.

Welcome from peer mentors


On behalf of all peer mentors in the Faculty of Nursing, I would like to welcome you to UNB and to our nursing program. My name is Charlene Yazdani and I am going into my third year of nursing in the fall. Prior to entering the program, I did one year in the arts program straight out of high school, as I was wait-listed for the nursing program.

I successfully transferred into nursing the following year. I understand what it is like to be a student out of high school, and also a transfer student. I will be one of the peer mentors that will be helping you with your transition into the program.


On behalf of the UNB Moncton nursing peer mentors, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the program! My name is Taran Price, and I am entering my second year of the BNAP and will be one of your peer mentors this year.

Prior to the program, I received my bachelor’s degree in science and kinesiology. We all understand how stressful school and life can be, especially entering an accelerated program. I, along with my classmates look forward to helping you make this transition smoothly.

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Welcome videos



View Dean Butler's welcome message to new Accelerated Program students in Moncton.

Course registration

Consult the UNB Course Timetables to see how and when courses will be delivered. 

Bachelor of Nursing (Fredericton)

Direct entry from high school: The BN Undergraduate Office will provide registration information.

Transfer and mature students: Our advising team member Pam Wiebe will contact you individually to discuss your transfer credits and will assist you with registering for the courses you are required to take in first year.

Bachelor of Nursing Accelerated Program (Moncton)

Prerequisite and program specific information as well as details pertaining to course registration will be provided to you by Alicia Jones. Please ensure that your UNB email account has been activated so that you receive all pertinent information.  

Unique costs for nursing students

  • Immunizations
  • Yearly CPR level HCP with AED
  • Yearly Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Equipment (stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, lab kit)
  • Uniform, identification, shoes
  • Hospital student access card
  • Travel to clinical placements
  • National registration exam upon program completion

Student services

This list, while not exhaustive, provides you with some of the supports available on campus. In Fredericton, you can choose to join Student Union clubs and organizations. Both campuses have a nursing society that would welcome your participation.

See UNB Student Services for full details on what they have to offer.

Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR is your go-to spot for course registration news, academic advice, and support. Find recorded videos from this summer's SOAR sessions.