Qualifications for Admission to the MN program
(Practicum and Nurse Practitioner options):
1. Applicants to the Master of Nursing program in any of the two options listed above must have a baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an accredited program in Canada, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University and a knowledge of nursing satisfactory to the Faculty of Nursing.
2. Admission to the program is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have maintained at least a grade B standing in the baccalaureate program.
3. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of one year's of experience (1950 hours) in nursing practice for the Practicum Option and two years of experience (3000 hours) in nursing practice for the Nurse Practitioner Option prior to submitting their application. Applicants must also have completed an undergraduate nursing research course (minimum ‘B’ standing) and an undergraduate statistics course (minimum ‘B’ standing).
4. Applicants must hold a practising licence from the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador or must be currently registered as a practising nurse in another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants from other countries who do not meet the above criteria will be assessed on an individual basis. However, they must submit proof of registration as a practising nurse (or an equivalency) from their country or jurisdiction.
5. In addition to the above requirements, candidates applicants seeking admission to the MN-Nurse Practitioner Degree option must have two years of clinical experience, preferably in their chosen specialty area.
6. In addition to requirements 1. and 4., candidates seeking admission to the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner) program must have completed a Master's Degree (minimum ‘B’ standing) in Nursing or an equivalent degree with a nursing focus, a graduate level statistics course (minimum ‘B’ standing), a graduate level nursing research theories course (minimum ‘B’ standing), a Bachelor’s degree (minimum ‘B’ standing) in Nursing, and have two years of clinical nursing experience, preferably in their chosen specialty area.
7. In addition to requirements 1., 4., and 6. candidates applicants seeking admission to the MN-Nurse Practitioner Degree option and the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner) program will note that preference will be given to applicants who are living and working as Registered Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador.
8. Only in exceptional circumstances and only on the recommendation of the School of Nursing shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet admission requirements listed above.
If the medium of instruction of your previous degree was exclusively English, you will not be required to submit the results of an English Language Proficiency Test.
If this is the case and your transcript does not state that the language of instruction was exclusively English, an official letter from the Registrar’s Office of your University can be provided.
This letter must explicitly state the degree awarded and that the medium of instruction was exclusively English. If it was not exclusively English, then scores from one of the English Language Proficiency tests as outlined in Section 3.1.5 will be required (http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=GRAD-0015#GRAD-0619).
1. An applicant who did not complete a Bachelor's degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service at www.ets.org/toefl. IELTS information is available at www.ielts.org. It is noted that other equivalent tests acceptable to the School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.
The deadline for our Fall 2020 applications is February 15, 2020. All of our courses are delivered online but students in the MN - NP Program must come on site 3 times throughout the program for labs, clinical skills practice, and testing. Each visit will be approximately 1 week. All costs associated with these visits (e.g., travel and accommodation) are the responsibility of the student.
General information about all graduate programs, including tuition and fees, application deadlines and process, and admission requirements, is available on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website.
To apply you will need to:
- complete the standard university application to to become a graduate student by going to http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/ on the School of Graduate Studies website;
- complete the application to School of Nursing graduate programs at http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/mail_in.php and submit it to the SGS with other application materials