Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2016/2017)
5 Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing

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

5.1 General Information
  1. Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is competitive for a limited number of seats. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. The final decision on admission rests with the Joint Admissions Committee of the B.N.(Collaborative) Program.

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

  3. Selection of candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is based on academic performance, relevant work and volunteer experience, references and personal statements.

  4. Selection of candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track Option is also 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; or 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 with advanced admission standing;

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

    • other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

  5. Priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  6. Up to three additional positions per year are available in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) 4-year Option 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.

  7. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

  8. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program applicants are required to submit a student information form and a complete record of current immunizations when admitted to the Program. Students who have not met these requirements by the beginning of the Winter semester of Year 1 will not be permitted to progress in the program.

  9. 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 all applicants prior to commencing clinical courses. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the School of Nursing.