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Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative)

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The Bachelor of Nursing (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 Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program is offered at:

  • Memorial University School of Nursing in St. John's
  • The 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 places. 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 to the regular quota positions, up to three additional positions 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.

An application may be printed from the School of Nursing website.

Mathematics Requirement

All students admitted to the program must complete one of the following:

  • Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) with a score of 50 per cent or greater
  • Math 102N
  • three credit hours in mathematics excluding statistics

Students who do not receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are required to take Mathematics 102N. Students who receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are not required to take this course. Mathematics 102N is a non-credit course intended for students of the BN (Collaborative) program who have a weak background in mathematics and/or have not done mathematics in some years.

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, 3201, 3204 or 3205
  • social science or modern language (two credits at the 3000 level)

Note: 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.

Nursing courses available in first year

 

First-Year Program


Students accepted to the BN (Collaborative) program will normally take the following courses in first year:

Centre for Nursing Studies and Memorial University School of Nursing Sample Program for First Year:

 Term 1 Term 2
 Nursing 1002  Nursing 1012
 Nursing 1003  Nursing 1014
 Nursing 1004  Nursing 1015
 English 1080  Nursing 1016
 Biochemistry 1430  Nursing 1017
   Nursing 1520
   Psychology 1000

 

Western Regional School of Nursing Sample Program for First Year:

 Term 1 Term 2
 Nursing 1002  Nursing 1012
 Nursing 1003  Nursing 1014
 Nursing 1004  Nursing 1015
 Nursing 1017  Nursing 1016
 English 1000  Nursing 1520
 Psychology 1000  Biochemistry 1430

Notes:

  1. Biology is required for admission into the nursing program.
    1. Students who attended high school in Newfoundland and Labrador will need to have completed both Biology 2201 and 3201 to meet admission requirements.
    2. Students who have graduated from another high school program should check with the Nursing Consortium Office, to see if they have completed equivalent courses.
    3. Contact: nursingadmissions@mun.ca
    4. 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 for the BN (Collaborative) program.
  2. Chemistry is required for admission into the nursing program.
    1. Students who completed high school in Newfoundland and Labrador will need to have completed Chemistry 3202 to meet the admission requirements.
    2. 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.
    3. Contact: nursingadmissions@mun.ca
    4. 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 for the BN (Collaborative) program.
  3. Students who have met the biology and chemistry requirements in high school do not need to take biology or chemistry in first year.

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 which are a required part of 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

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

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

Students interested in applying to nursing may take the following courses in their first year of university studies:

Sample Program

Fall Semester Winter Semester
Mathematics 102N* Psychology 1000
English 1080 English 1101, 1102, 1103 or 1110
a course in business a course in political science
a course in sociology, anthropology or archaeology Philosophy 2500-2599 or Religious Studies 2610
elective elective

* Students who do not receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are required to take Mathematics 102N. Students who receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are not required to take this course. Mathematics 102N is a non-credit course intended for students of the BN (Collaborative) Program who have a weak background in mathematics and/or have not done mathematics in some years.

Contact information


For additional information please see the School of Nursing website:

www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions

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