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LPN Bridging Option

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridging Option is available for interested applicants who graduated from the Practical Nursing Program offered in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2002 or later. 

The academic requirements for the LPN Bridging Option are:

  • Biology 2201 and 3201, or equivalent
  • Chemistry 3202, or equivalent

Students who do not have Biology 2201 AND 3201 completed can take Biology 1001 and 1002 at Memorial University. Students who do not have Chemistry 3202 completed can take Chemistry 1010 at Memorial University prior to seeking admission into the LPN Bridging Option. 

Students who are conditionally accepted to the LPN Bridging Option must successfully complete a bridging semester during the Spring semester at Memorial University. If students successfully complete this required bridging semester, they will then bridge into year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program at the Centre for Nursing Studies.

The bridging semester consists of the following courses:

  • Biochemistry 1430
  • Psychology 1000
  • three credit hours in English
  • Bridging Course (offered at the Centre for Nursing Studies)
  • Math Placement Test (MPT); or 102N; or three credit hours in Mathematics (excluding Statistics 2500)

Due to the bridging semester of the LPN Bridging Option beginning in the Spring semester, applications are strongly encouraged to be received by February 1. Additionally, applicants to the LPN Bridging Option should apply for the Spring semester, not the Fall semester, on their Memorial University admission application.

Here is a link to the Calendar admission information: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=NURS-0967

Here is a link to the LPN Bridging Option course plan: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=NURS-1350