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High School to Bachelor of Nursing Pathway

3-year accelerated program

The High School to Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing Pathway provides high school students with a pathway into the UNB Bachelor of Nursing Accelerated Program in Moncton. Students admitted to the High School to Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing Pathway will take 46 university credits over 3 terms (Fall, Winter, Summer) at the Fredericton campus and online through the College of Extended Learning.

The pathway includes five courses in leadership studies through Renaissance College (15 credit hours), the five prerequisite courses required to enter the Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program (16 credit hours), plus 15 credit hours of university electives of the student’s choice.

Students admitted to the High School to Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing Pathway Program will be granted a spot in the UNB Bachelor of Nursing Accelerated Program in Moncton conditional upon meeting the admission standards for the program. Students who successfully complete all of the leadership courses in the pathway will be granted the UNB Certificate in Leadership Studies.

Course curriculum

Admission requirements

A minimum grade of 70% on each of the following grade 12 high school courses (or equivalent) with an overall average of 75% on the four:

  • Biology 120
  • Chemistry 122
  • English 122
  • Grade 11 Math Functions and Relations (or Pre-calculus 110 or Foundations of Math 120)

Prerequisite courses

English language proficiency

The language of instruction within our program is English. Prospective students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission.

Prospective students may prove English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL (paper based) score of 600
  • Minimum TOEFL (IBT) score of 100
  • Minimum IELTS score of 7.0
  • UNB Fredericton English Language Program (ELP) Assessment score of 85 with no sub score less than 85
  • Equivalent results of a UNB approved standardized proficiency test
  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country where English is the principal language