Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2009/2010)
4.3 Admission Requirements to School Programs

These regulations apply to the four year and two year full-time programs.

Applicants may apply for admission to School programs under the Categories Of Applicants, Admission Criteria and Other Information outlined under UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate). In addition to meeting these regulations, applicants in the following categories, must meet the additional requirements as indicated below.

4.3.1 High School Applicants

Applicants from High School may apply for admission only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year program.

  1. 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. High School Advanced Math is preferred and science courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

4.3.2 Memorial University of Newfoundland Applicants

Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year option and the two year Fast-Track option.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year option applicants must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as certified by the Department of Education of Newfoundland and Labrador. High School Math is preferred and science courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

  2. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track two year Option applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and the following courses prior to admission:

    • Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

    • Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent

    • Biology 3053 or equivalent

    or qualify for advanced standing. An applicant who has successfully completed all the non-nursing course requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program, and who is in good standing, may qualify for advanced standing. Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following 12 courses, 36 credit hours prior to admission:

    • 6 courses, 18 credit hours as follows: 6 credit hours from English, Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent, Biology 3053 or equivalent, Psychology 1000 or equivalent, Statistics 2500 or equivalent or Education 2900;

    • 4 courses, 12 credit hours as follows: 3 credit hours from each of the following: Business, Philosophy 2500 to 2561, 2571, and 2591 or Religious Studies 2610, Political Science, and Sociology, Anthropology, or Archaeology; and

    • 2 courses, 6 additional elective credit hours selected from any credit courses offered by this University.

4.3.3 Registered Nurse Designation Applicants

Applicants with a Registered Nurse designation may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Distance Option or the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option.

1. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Distance Option program applicants are accepted on an ongoing basis and must provide:

  • proof of practising Registered Nurse (RN) license. For the purposes of admission a RN is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland and Labrador or eligible to register in Newfoundland and Labrador, or is currently registered or eligible for registration in the province/country in which the applicant resides. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.; and

  • one letter of reference from a current supervisor of nursing position.

2. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option applicants must provide:

  • proof of practising Registered Nurse (RN) license. For the purposes of admission a RN is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland and Labrador or eligible to register in Newfoundland and Labrador, or is currently registered or eligible for registration in the province/country in which the applicant resides. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.; and

  • a complete application package which includes:

    • an application to the University for those who have not attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in the two preceding semesters;

    • an application to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option that includes a personal statement and description of relevant work experiences;

    • proof of current practicing RN license;

    • two letters of reference, one of which must be from the current nursing supervisor or employer;

    • evidence of two years of recent acute care nursing experience;

    • completed health assessment;

    • completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form; and

    • a letter from a primary health care physician or a primary health care nurse practitioner and a health care agency guaranteeing the applicant a preceptored clinical placement throughout the program.

4.3.4 Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants may apply for admission to any of the School of Nursing programs.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year option applicants must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as certified by the Department of Education of Newfoundland and Labrador. High School Math is preferred and science courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

  2. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option program applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and the following courses prior to admission:

    • Statistics 2500 or equivalent, or Education 2900

    • Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent

    • Biology 3053 or equivalent

    or qualify for advanced standing. An applicant who has successfully completed all the non-nursing course requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program, and who is in good standing, may qualify for advanced standing. Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the following 12 courses, 36 credit hours prior to admission:

    • 6 courses, 18 credit hours as follows: 6 credit hours from English, Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent, Biology 3053 or equivalent, Psychology 1000 or equivalent, Statistics 2500 or equivalent or Education 2900;

    • 4 courses, 12 credit hours as follows: 3 credit hours from each of the following: Business, Philosophy 2500 to 2561, 2571, and 2591 or Religious Studies 2610, Political Science, and Sociology, Anthropology, or Archaeology; and

    • 2 courses, 6 additional elective credit hours selected from any credit courses offered by this University.

  3. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) program applicants must provide:

    • proof of practising Registered Nurse (RN) license. For the purposes of admission a RN is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland and Labrador or eligible to register in Newfoundland and Labrador, or is currently registered or eligible for registration in the province/country in which the applicant resides; and

    • one letter of reference from a current supervisor of nursing position.

  4. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option applicants must provide:

    • proof of practising Registered Nurse (RN) license. For the purposes of admission a RN is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland and Labrador or eligible to register in Newfoundland and Labrador, or is currently registered or eligible for registration in the province/country in which the applicant resides. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.

    • a complete application package which includes:

      • an application to the University for those who have not attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in the two preceding semesters;

      • an application to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option that includes a personal statement and description of relevant work experiences;

      • proof of current practicing RN license;

      • two letters of reference, one of which must be from the current nursing supervisor or employer;

      • evidence of two years of recent acute care nursing experience;

      • completed health assessment;

      • completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form; and

      • a letter from a primary health care physician or a primary health care nurse practitioner and a health care agency guaranteeing the applicant a preceptored clinical placement throughout the program.