Nursing

 

The Bachelor of Nursing (BN) (Collaborative) Program is designed to prepare competent entry-level nurses to practice in a variety of settings in a changing health care environment.

All potential nursing students should read the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) document “Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice” when considering nursing as a career choice.

The Four Year Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is offered at:

  • Memorial University School of Nursing in St. John’s
  • Centre for Nursing Studies in St. John's
  • Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook

Admission is on the basis of competition for a limited number of seats. Selection of candidates will be based on academic performance, and other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing and evidence of ability to successfully maintain a full course load.

In addition, up to three seats per year are available in the BN (Collaborative) Program for students of Aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants wishing to be considered under this clause must send a letter of request at the time of application and provide documentation of Aboriginal ancestry.

 

Admission requirements

New applicants to the BN (Collaborative) Program will be accepted for the Fall semester only. Applications, including all required documents, must be received by March 1 for the Four Year option. The deadline for applications to the LPN Bridging Option is Feb. 1.

For additional admission information visit our admissions website at: www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions.

 

High school applicants

High School applicants to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program must have completed a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as certified by the Department of Education of Newfoundland and Labrador and meet the general admission/readmission requirements of Memorial University.

High school courses must include the following or their equivalents.

  • Biology 2201
  • Biology 3201
  • Chemistry 3202
  • English 3201
  • Math 3200 or 3201
  • social science or modern language (two credits at the 3000 level)

Out-of-province applicants must have the equivalent of the courses listed above in order to meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

Notes:

  1. Biology is required for admission. Students who attended high school in Newfoundland and Labrador will need to have completed both Biology 2201 and 3201 to meet admission requirements. Students who have graduated from another high school program should check with the Nursing Consortium Office, to see if they have completed equivalent courses.Contact: www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions. Students who do not have the required biology courses completed from high school will need to complete both Biology 1001 and Biology 1002 to meet admission requirements.
  2. Chemistry is required for admission. Students who completed high school in Newfoundland and Labrador will need to have completed Chemistry 3202 to meet the admission requirements. Students who have graduated from another high school program should check with the Nursing Consortium Office, to see if they have completed an equivalent course. Contact: www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions. Students who have not completed the appropriate high school chemistry course will need to complete Chemistry 1010 (at the St. John’s Campus) or Chemistry 1810 (at the Grenfell Campus) to meet the admission requirements. Students who have met the biology and chemistry requirements in high school do not need to take biology or chemistry in first year.
  3. Mathematics requirement: Having a math course completed at the university level, or writing the MPT, or finishing a high school math course with a specific grade is not an admission requirement for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. These are, however, the prerequisites (PR) for Nursing 2004, Pharmacology and Nutritional Therapies, which is a required course of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.  
    This requirement can be met by any one of the following:
    • completion of Advanced Math in High School
    • completion of Academic Math in High School with a final grade of at least 75%
    • 3 credit hours in Mathematics excluding Statistics 2500 or equivalent. 
 

Sample program for first year

Students accepted to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Centre for Nursing Studies and 
Memorial University School of Nursing

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Nursing 1002Nursing 1012
Nursing 1003Nursing 1014
Nursing 1004Nursing 1015
English 1090Nursing 1016
Biochemistry 1430Nursing 1017 (this is a one-credit course)
Nursing 1520 (3 week course in April-May)
Psychology 1000

 


Western Regional School of Nursing 

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Nursing 1002Nursing 1012
Nursing 1003Nursing 1014
Nursing 1004Nursing 1015
Nursing 1017 (this is a one-credit course)Nursing 1016
English 1000Nursing 1520 (3 week course in April-May)
Psychology 1000Biochemistry 1430

 


For assistance with course selection, students should contact:

St. John's campus
Academic Advising Centre
advice@mun.ca

Grenfell Campus
Academic Advising
info@grenfell.mun.ca

 

Courses available in first year

Nursing 1002
Anatomy and Physiology I presents a survey of human anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology and histology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: Two hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Nursing 1003
Developing Therapeutic Relationships focuses on the application of caring theory to interpersonal communications. It emphasizes the development of the role of communicator in individual and group experiences and in professional relationships. Utilizing an experiential model, laboratory experiences focus on self-awareness and group dynamics.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: Two hours per week
Co-requisite: Nursing 1004

Nursing 1004
Introduction to Nursing introduces the major concepts and theories related to the paradigm of person, health, society, nursing, environment and nursing education in relation to the philosophy, conceptual framework and objectives of the program. Emphasis is placed on the concept of caring as the essence of nursing practice.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Nursing 1012
Anatomy and Physiology II presents a survey of anatomy and physiology throughout the lifespan. It includes aspects of cytology, histology and embryology that form a foundation for the practice of nursing. Special emphasis is given to the circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems, including pregnancy and delivery.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: Two hours per week
Prerequisite: Nursing 1002

Nursing 1014
Health Assessment focuses on the development of competencies needed to assess the health status of individuals throughout the lifespan using a systematic approach. Content includes the nurse's responsibilities for health history, physical examination, interpretation of findings and documentation.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: Two hours per week
Co-requisite: Nursing 1012

Nursing 1015
Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan explores nursing concepts and theories pertaining to health promotion/protection throughout the lifespan. Content includes principles of teaching/learning, introduction to community health and primary health care concepts and the determinants of health.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Laboratory: 24 hours during the course
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Psychology 1000, Nursing 1003, Nursing 1004

Nursing 1016
Healthy Aging will explore in depth, concepts and issues applicable to the well older adult (65+). Selected theories, physical changes and psychosocial, ethical and legal issues associated with aging will be presented.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: 1002, 1003 and 1004
Co-requisite: Nursing 1012, 1014 and 1015

Nursing 1017
Fundamental Psychomotor Competencies will provide the student an opportunity to acquire beginning psychomotor competencies that are related to the provision of client comfort and safety in a variety of settings. As well, this course provides the opportunity for the student to integrate the conceptual framework of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program into the development of psychomotor competencies.
Lectures: None
Laboratory: Two hours per week
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Nursing 1003 and 1004

Nursing 1520
Extended Practice I provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and practice the competencies acquired to date. The focus is the promotion, protection and maintenance of health for well individuals within the context of the family. This course is taught at the end of the winter semester, usually beginning during the final week of the examination period.
Clinical: 96 hours over three weeks
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Nursing 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016 and 1017

Information for students applying to Nursing next year

A student who plans to apply to the Program after a year at Memorial University must complete the required biology and/or chemistry courses if they have not completed the required high school courses. In addition, they may complete any of the non-nursing courses required in the program. These courses include:

  • six credit hours in English
  • Psychology 1000
  • three credit hours in either sociology, anthropology or archaeology
  • three credit hours in political science
  • three credit hours in business
  • three credit hours in Philosophy 2500-2599 series or Religious Studies 2610
  • Statistics 1510 or 2500 (or equivalent) or Education 2900
  • six credit hours in electives

Note: Completion of these non-nursing courses does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program. 

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Psychology 1000English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110 (or 1001)
English 1090 (or 1000)Education 2900 or Stats 1510 or Stats 2500
a course in businessa course in political science
a course in anthropology, archaeology or sociologyPhilosophy 2500-2599 or Religious Studies 2610
Math* or electiveelective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* if needed


Students should seek advice from the Academic Advising Centre at the St. John’s Campus or the Office of the Registrar at Grenfell Campus prior to registering for required non-nursing courses.


Contact information

For additional information please visit:

Admission Inquiries: www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions  

Memorial University School of Nursing: www.mun.ca/nursing

Centre for Nursing Studies: www.cns.nf.ca

Western Regional School of Nursing: www.grenfell.mun.ca/nursing

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca