Professional Development

Nursing is a dynamic and continually changing profession that requires RNs and NPs to keep current with changes in practice, health care, and technology. Below you will find links to resources that will help you stay current in your practice and gain new knowledge.

Remember that activities such as joining a live webinar, attending a workshop or participating in self-directed learning can be used as learning activities to meet the requirements of your Continuing Competence Program (CCP).

If you have any questions please contact us at or call (506) 458-8731, Toll-free 1-800-442-4417.

“Nurses are accountable for providing competent care, which means they must maintain and continuously enhance the knowledge, skills, attitude and judgment required to meet client needs in an evolving health-care system.”—CNA

Below are educational resources that can support your professional development.

The MN program is designed to ensure that students acquire a thorough, integrated knowledge of nursing research, theory, and practice. The goal of the MN program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice and leadership in clinical, educational, administrative, and research roles.

For more information on the Master of Nursing program, please contact the University of your choice directly.

In collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Université de Moncton (U de M), and the Regional Health Authorities, the Department of Health is proud to contribute to the professional development of New Brunswick Nurses.

The initiative is a standardized Critical Care Certificate Program, Emergency Care and Critical Care Streams, delivered by distance education. Courses may be offered to as many as eight sites depending on participants’ location and will be offered in both official languages.

The Certificate Program is 12 weeks in duration. There are 6 courses which include theory and clinical followed by a 135 hour preceptorship.


College of Extended Learning
University of New Brunswick
6 Duffie Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 453-4646
Fax: (506) 453-3572


Éducation permanente
Université de Moncton
Salle 340, Pavillon Léopold-Taillon
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
1 800 567-3236
Tel: (506) 858-4121
Fax: (506) 858-4489

Specialty certification is a voluntary program that allows nurses to build on the solid foundation of the Canadian RN registration and the clinical experience gained in a specialty. Certification helps nurses stay current by testing their specialized knowledge and skills.

The CNA Certification Program offers certification in 22 nursing practice specialties. As of January 2020, 19 certification exams are offered.

For more information: CNA Certification Program