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Prior Learning Assessment

The School of Nursing acknowledges its support of prior learning assessment for the students of the BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care program. The following prior learning assessment options are available to registered nurses enrolled in the BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care program.

1. Memorial University courses taken by students prior to acceptance in the BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care program will be reviewed to determine applicability to current program.

2. Courses taken at other universities may be reviewed for transfer credits. This is a university wide process outlined in the University Calendar.

3. Credit will be awarded without a challenge for the following programs taken outside an AUCC university/college:
a) Award of 45 credit hours towards BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care program for diploma in nursing from an approved diploma school of nursing in Canada or equivalent.
b) Credit Transfer for Nursing Unit Administration Course (NUA)
Students who have completed the NUA course after 1986 should request a transfer credit evaluation of this course as equivalent to N5700, through the Office of the Registrar.

4. Challenge for Credit
a) For students who feel they have achieved competence in subject areas required by the BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care degree program through experience gained from work or learning outside the university.
Students must be admitted to the BN (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care program. Applications for Challenge for Credit are made through the Office of the Registrar as outlined in the University Calendar. Challenges make take the form of:

Papers
Assignments
Exams

Challenge Exam Request Process
   
1. The student wishing to consider applying for a course challenge willcontactthe Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs.
 
2. The Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs requests a faculty member, familiar with the challenged course, to meet with the student to explore her/his knowledge base in the subject and provide advice about whether or not the challenge is likely to be successful. [N.B. the student may skip steps 1 & 2]
 
3. The student applies for a course challenge through the Registrar's Office and follows the guidelines found in the University Calendar under the Admission/Readmission, Section 6.
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