To be considered for admission to the MScN or Diploma program applicants must have:
1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program in Canada, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B).
2. A minimum grade of B (65%) in both the undergraduate statistics course and undergraduate nursing research course.
3. A minimum of 1950 clinical hours (Practicum option) or 3900 clinical hours (Nurse Practitioner options) as a Registered Nurse earned by the application due date.
4. A practicing nursing license (in good standing) from the applicant's nursing regulatory body (Practicum option) or a practicing nursing license (in good standing) with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (Nurse Practitioner options). In addition, applicants to the NP options must be primary residents of Newfoundland and Labrador at the time of application.
6. 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.
7. In addition to requirements 1-6 listed above, candidates seeking admission to the Graduate Diploma program must hold a Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited program in Canada, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B).
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.
There is only one intake a year in the Fall for all programs and the deadline to apply is February 15. Late applications will not be considered. To apply you must:
1. Complete an online application and pay your application fee. Note when selecting your Grad Program Route that the Practicum Option = Course Route.
2. Upload all post-secondary transcripts (unoffical is fine).
3. Upload a CV.
4. Provide one academic and one professional reference. Your referees will be sent the reference form to complete after you submit your application.
Please note that the Faculty of Nursing considers acceptable professional references to include former/current managers or supervisors; colleagues are not considered an appropriate professional reference. In addition, if you are unable to obtain an academic reference you may submit a second professional reference instead. This reference should speak to your critical thinking skills and ability to learn new information, not your clinical skills.
5. Upload an employment verification letter (with employment hours included) OR a screenshot from your nursing regularly body with your total hours worked as a Registered Nursing. The tab for this item will not appear until AFTER you submit your online application.
6. Upload a Graduate Nursing Form 2023. The tab for this item will not appear until AFTER you submit your online application.
7. Upload proof of English proficinecy IF your post-secondary program was not delivered in English.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Faculty of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org.