Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2008/2009)
15.2 Qualifications for Admission
  1. Applicants to the Master of Nursing program in any of the three options listed above must have a baccalaureate Degree in nursing, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University and a knowledge of nursing satisfactory to the School of Nursing.

  2. Admission to the program is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have maintained at least a grade B standing in the baccalaureate program.

  3. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of one year's experience in nursing practice, and to have completed an undergraduate nursing research course, and a statistics course normally within the last 5 years such as Statistics 2500 or Education 2900 or their equivalents.

  4. Applicants must hold a practising licence from the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador or must be currently registered as a practising nurse in another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants from other countries who do not meet the above criteria will be assessed on an individual basis. However, they must submit proof of registration as a practising nurse (or an equivalency) from their country or jurisdiction.

  5. In addition to the above requirements, candidates seeking admission to the MN-Nurse Practitioner Degree option must have two years of clinical experience preferably in their chosen specialty area. As well, candidates must have a letter from a health care agency and a clinical preceptor guaranteeing the candidate a preceptored clinical placement for the final semester of their program.

  6. In addition to requirements 1 and 4, candidates seeking admission to the Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma program must have completed a Masters Degree in Nursing or an equivalent degree with a nursing focus and have two years of clinical nursing experience preferably in their chosen specialty area. As well, candidates must have a letter from a health care agency and clinical preceptor guaranteeing the candidate a preceptored clinical placement for the final semester of their program.

  7. Only in exceptional circumstances and only on the recommendation of the School of Nursing shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet admission requirements listed above.