Nursing Education Programs in New Brunswick

How Do I Become a Registered Nurse?

A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BN or BScN) is required for entry to nursing and initial registration as a Registered Nurse in New Brunswick.

Baccalaureate in Nursing Education Programs

Both the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton, offer baccalaureate degrees in nursing throughout several delivery sites across the province.

Université de Moncton

École des sciences infirmières: For information and requirements for admission to the Moncton campus, the Edmundston campus, or the Shippagan campus, Bathurst site, please visit the Université de Moncton website at

University of New Brunswick

For information and requirements for admission to the Fredericton Campus, Saint John Campus, or Moncton site, please visit the University of New Brunswick website at

The UNB Moncton site offers the Advanced Standing Degree Program. The two year program recognizes students who hold degrees in programs other than nursing or who have accumulated 60 university credits. The program is designed to build upon the student’s previous university courses and required prerequisites. For more information about the Advanced Standing Degree Program, please visit UNB Moncton’s website.

Nurse Practitioner Program

The University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton offer a Nurse Practitioner Program that is designed to provide opportunities including increasing competencies in health promotion and disease prevention, developmental health challenges, assessment and management of acute and chronic illnesses, nursing therapies and community development.

For more information on the Nurse Practitioner Program, please contact the University of your choice directly.