Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2014/2015)
5 Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing

Applicants requiring additional information for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program may visit the Nursing Admissions website at www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions/.

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) four year, Fast-Track, and the LPN Bridging Options, is competitive for a limited number of positions. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Program. The final decision on admission rests with the Admissions Committee of the Program.

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

  3. Selection of candidates admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, the Fast-Track and LPN Options 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 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 standing;

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

    • other criteria considered suitable for professional practice in nursing.

  5. Selection of candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option is 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. 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 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. 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.

  9. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Fast-Track and Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option 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 all applicants prior to commencing clinical courses. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the School of Nursing.