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4.3 Admission Requirements to School Programs

These regulations apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program 4 year option, Fast-Track 2 year option and LPN Bridging option.

Applicants may apply for admission to School programs 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.

4.3.1 High School Applicants

Applicants from High School may apply for admission only to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four year 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. High School Advanced Math is preferred and science courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

4.3.2 Memorial University of Newfoundland Applicants

Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) program 4 year Option, the Fast-Track 2 year Option, and the LPN Bridging Option.

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four 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) Fast-Track two year 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.

4.3.3 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 an approved 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:

  1. Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

  2. Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

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:

  1. Biochemistry 1430 (Fall and Spring Offerings)

  2. Psychology 1000

  3. English (3 credit hours)

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

4.3.4 Registered Nurse Designation Applicants

Applicants with a Registered Nurse designation may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Distance Option or the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option.

1. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Distance Option program applicants are accepted on an ongoing basis and 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. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.; and

  • one letter of reference from a current supervisor of nursing position.

2. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option 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. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.; and

  • a complete application package which includes:

    • an application to the University for those who have not attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in the two preceding semesters;

    • an application to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option that includes a personal statement and description of relevant work experiences;

    • proof of current practicing RN license;

    • two letters of reference, one of which must be from the current nursing supervisor or employer;

    • evidence of two years of recent acute care nursing experience;

    • completed health assessment;

    • completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form; and

    • a letter from a primary health care physician or a primary health care nurse practitioner and a health care agency guaranteeing the applicant a preceptored clinical placement throughout the program.

4.3.5 Transfer Applicants

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

  1. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) four 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

    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. Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option 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. Applicants must have a current, practising licence in the jurisdiction in which they plan to complete courses with a clinical component.

    • a complete application package which includes:

      • an application to the University for those who have not attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in the two preceding semesters;

      • an application to the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Option that includes a personal statement and description of relevant work experiences;

      • proof of current practicing RN license;

      • two letters of reference, one of which must be from the current nursing supervisor or employer;

      • evidence of two years of recent acute care nursing experience;

      • completed health assessment;

      • completed record of current immunization as outlined on the appropriate School of Nursing form; and

      • a letter from a primary health care physician or a primary health care nurse practitioner and a health care agency guaranteeing the applicant a preceptored clinical placement throughout the program.