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. If the medium of instruction of your previous degree was not exclusively English, then scores from one of the English Language Proficiency tests as outlined in the university calendar will be required.
Only in exceptional circumstances and only on the recommendation of the Faculty of Nursing shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet the admission requirements listed above.
The deadline for our Fall 2020 intake is February 15, 2020. To apply you will need to:
- complete the standard university application to become a graduate student on the School of Graduate Studies website; and
- complete the Faculty of Nursing application and submit it to the SGS with other application materials at email@example.com.
Please note that your application status will be sent via e-mail to your MUN e-mail account (if you have one) or to the e-mail account listed on your application. Therefore, it is important that you check your e-mail on a regular basis.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Faculty of Nursing at MNSON@mun.ca or (709) 864-3603.