Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2006/2007)
2 Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option

Note:

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative)Program, Fast Track Option in 2006 and prior to 2006 will follow the regulations outlined below. It is planned that the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, Fast Track Option will be revised, details of which should become available during the 2006-2007 academic year.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option is offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing and the Western Regional School of Nursing.

2.1 Admission
  1. Applicants for admission or readmission must complete an application for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program and request the Fast-Track Option. In addition, students who have not registered for courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland for either of the two immediately preceding semesters must also complete a general application for admission to the University. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

  2. New applicants to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option will be accepted for the Fall semester only. Applications, including all required documents, must be received by March 1.

  3. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option applicants must

    1. have completed a bachelor degree from a recognized university and meet the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate) of Memorial University of Newfoundland. An applicant with a bachelor degree must also demonstrate successful completion of the following courses prior to admission:

      1. Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

      2. Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent

      3. Biology 3053 or equivalent

      or

    2. qualify for advanced standing. An applicant who has successfully completed all non-nursing course requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, and is in good standing may qualify for advanced standing. Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following courses (36 credit hours) prior to admission:

      1. six credit hours from English; Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent; Biology 3053 or equivalent; Psychology 1000 or equivalent; and Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900;

      2. 3 credit hours from each of the following: Business, Philosophy 2800 to 2810 series or Religious Studies 2610, Political Science, and Sociology/Anthropology; and

      3. 6 additional elective credit hours selected from any credit courses within the University.

  4. Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Fast-Track Option is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places. Selection of candidates will be based on:

    1. academic performance:

      1. applicants who have completed a bachelor degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in their degree program

      2. applicants for advanced standing must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) in the courses (36 credit hours) required for admission (see 3. b. above)

    2. evidence of ability to successfully maintain a full course load; and

    3. other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

  5. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

  6. Applicants must provide two letters of reference.

  7. Applicants must satisfy the health and immunization requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

  8. Proof of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support, offered by the Canadian Red Cross Society or St. John Ambulance Association, is required to be submitted prior to entry into the program. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the Schools of Nursing.

  9. Admission to the program is denied to any student if, in the judgement of the Joint Admissions Committee, s/he is deemed unsuitable for admission. Priority will be given to degree holders and residents of the province.

  10. An unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal the decision of the Joint Admissions Committee. The appeal should be made in writing clearly stating the grounds for the appeal within fourteen days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Chair, Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, Committee on Undergraduate Studies.