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School of Nursing (2014/2015)
5.3 Admission Requirements to School Programs

These regulations apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program four year, Fast-Track and LPN Bridging Options.

Applicants may apply for admission 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.

5.3.1 High School Applicants

Applicants from High School may apply for admission only to the four year Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) 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 and meet the general Admission/Readmission requirements of Memorial University of Newfoundland. High school courses must include the following or their equivalents:

    • Biology 2201

    • Biology 3201

    • Chemistry 3202

    • English 3201

    • Math 3200 or 3201

    • Social Science or Modern Language (2 credits at 3000)

5.3.2 Memorial University of Newfoundland Applicants

Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program including the Fast-Track and the LPN Bridging Options.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year Program applicants must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, as certified by the Department of Education of Newfoundland and Labrador. Advanced 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 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 a minimum 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 2500-2599 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.

5.3.3 LPN Bridging Applicants

Applicants with a Licensed Practical Nurse designation may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option.

  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) LPN Bridging Option applicants must:

    • be a graduate (2002 or later) of the Centre for Nursing Studies Practical Nursing Program, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador;

    • be a Licensed Practical Nurse (copy of certification required);

    • meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program listed under Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School of Nursing; and

    • have completed the following high school courses: Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents and Chemistry 3202 or equivalent.

  2. Admission into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program will be conditional and based on successful completion of the Bridging semester, which includes the following:

    • Bridging Course (offered only at the Centre for Nursing Studies)

    • Biochemistry 1430

    • Psychology 1000

    • English (3 credit hours)

    • A score of 50% on a Mathematics Placement Test or Mathematics 102N or 3 credit hours in Mathematics.

5.3.4 Registered Nurse Designation Applicants

The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program is being phased out and is no longer accepting new admissions. The Program will be discontinued August 2016.

5.3.5 Transfer Applicants

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

Applicants wishing to transfer from a nursing program that is offered outside of this Province should view the information at www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions/TransferringStudents/.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year Program 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) Program Fast-Track 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 2500-2599 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. The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Program is currently being phased out and is not available for new admissions.

  5. The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option is being phased out and is not available for new admissions.