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School of Nursing (2016/2017)
5.3 Admission Requirements to School Programs

These regulations apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program 4-year and Fast-Track 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 4-year Option Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

  1. High School applicants to the 4-Year Option of 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 level)

5.3.2 Memorial University of Newfoundland Applicants

Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants may apply for admission to either option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) 4-Year Option 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 admission 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 admission 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 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) Program 4-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) 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 3-credit hour university course in Microbiology

    or qualify for advanced admission standing. An applicant who has successfully completed all the non-nursing course requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program 4-Year Option, and who is in good standing, may qualify for advanced admission 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.

5.3.4 LPN Bridging Applicants

Applicants with a Licensed Practical Nurse designation may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program through the LPN Bridging Option. This admission option recognizes the nursing knowledge and clinical experience obtained through the Centre for Nursing Studies Practical Nursing Program (2002 or later) and work experiences, and provides a career ladder for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) who wish to obtain the Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Successful applicants must complete a Bridging semester prior to admission to the Program. The courses taken during the Bridging semester prepare LPN's to enter the second year of the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

The Bridging semester, completed before admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, is comprised of three non-nursing courses and a mathematics requirement as well as a 7-week Bridging course. Upon successful completion of the Bridging semester, LPN Bridging candidates are granted 25 unspecified transfer nursing credit hours as equivalent to the 25 credits of the Year 1 nursing courses in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. If all courses of the Bridging semester are successfully completed, all non-academic requirements for entrance into the Program are complete, and candidates remain in good standing with the University, they are accepted into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program 4-Year Option.

The LPN Bridging option is offered only at the Centre for Nursing Studies. Information regarding the Centre for Nursing Studies is available at www.centrefornursingstudies.ca.

  1. The LPN Bridging semester begins in May. The deadline for application to the Program through the LPN Bridging option is February 1st. Applicants to the LPN Bridging option should submit a Memorial University of Newfoundland application for Admission\Readmission for the Spring semester.

  2. 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.

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

  4. LPN Bridging option applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

  5. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, 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.

  6. 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 or equivalent

    • English (3 credit hours)

    • Math 102N if applicant has not obtained a score of at least 50% on the Mathematics Placement Test, or completed Advanced Math in High School with a final grade of at least 75% or 3 credit hours in university level Mathematics (excluding Statistics 2500 and equivalents).

  7. After admission into the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, students complete the 69 nursing credit hours and 27 non-nursing credit hours of Years 2 through 4 of the 4-Year Option as part of the 4-Year Option cohort. The courses are recommended to be taken in the academic terms in the sequence as set out in Table 2, Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program - Centre For Nursing Studies (CNS), (Academic Terms 3-9).