Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2012/2013)
4 Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing

Applicants requiring additional information may e-mail nursingadmissions@mun.ca.

In addition to meeting the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS students must meet the admission/readmission regulations for the School of Nursing.

4.1 General Information
  1. Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year and Fast-Track Option, the LPN Bridging Option, and to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option are competitive for a limited number of placements. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the selected program. The final decision on admission rests with the relevant Admissions Committee of the School.

  2. Admission or readmission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission or readmission to any program.

  3. Selection of candidates for Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year and Fast-Track two year Option, and to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option is based on academic performance, relevant work and volunteer experience, references and personal statements.

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

    • a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale in their degree program for applicants who have completed a bachelor degree;

    • a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale in the twelve courses, 36 credit hours required for admission for applicants for advanced standing;

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

    • other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

  5. Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option is on the basis of competition for a limited number of seats. Selection of candidates will be based on:

    • academic performance in the practical nursing program and in any university courses taken to date;

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

    • other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

      Admission to the program is denied to any student if, in the judgment of the Joint Admissions Committee, s/he is deemed unsuitable for admission.

      Applicants must provide two letters of reference (one reference regarding academic performance and one from a current employer regarding clinical performance)

  6. For all programs, other than the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN), priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  7. In addition to the regular quota positions, up to three additional positions per year are available in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year Option program for applicants of aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants must send a letter of request at the time of application and provide documentation of aboriginal ancestry.

  8. Applicants are required to submit a health assessment and a complete record of current immunizations at the beginning of all programs except for the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) when they must be submitted prior to commencing any Nursing course with a clinical component.

  9. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option, and Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

  10. Evidence of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (CPR) level HCP, offered by The Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance is required by applicants to all programs except the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN). Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the School of Nursing.