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Pathways to nursing

The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Nursing and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre are actively recruiting Indigenous students for the nursing profession.

Learn about the pathways available to students for our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Financial support for Indigenous students

Bachelor of Nursing (4-year program) - BN

  • Fredericton campus
  • High school graduates
  • Transfer and mature students
  • Feb. 15 application deadline

Apply to Bachelor of Nursing program


Advanced Standing program (2-year program)

  • Moncton campus
  • Accelerated program
  • A minimum of 60 university-level credit hours (see admission criteria)
  • Five prerequisite university-level courses
  • Nov. 15 application deadline

Apply to Advanced Standing program


LPN-BN Nursing pathway

  • Option for licensed practical nurses
  • Entry into the 3rd year of the four-year BN program
  • Consists of six online pre-requisite courses
  • Feb. 15 application deadline

Apply to LPN-BN Nursing pathway


Master of Nursing

Apply to graduate programs


Bridging Year program 

  • Delivered through the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB and is typically eight months long.
  • For Indigenous high school graduates and mature students who want to attend university but may not have the required high school courses to qualify for admissions.
  • Successful completion of the program guarantees acceptance into the undergraduate degree program of your choice when minimum program requirements are met.
  • Courses (high school and cultural credit courses) 
  • Check availability by emailing Natasha Simon

Applying to the Bridging Year program