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5.3 Admission Regulations to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

These regulations apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program 4-Year and Accelerated 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 of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

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 the 4-Year Option and/or the Accelerated Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

  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 and be in clear academic standing at Memorial University of Newfoundland. High School courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

    • Math 3200 or 3201 or equivalent.

  2. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Accelerated Option applicants must:

    • meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program listed under Admission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

    • have successfully completed a minimum 60 credit hours in university level courses. Courses must include 12 credit hours from the following list:

      • 3 credit hours in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Sociology

      • Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent

      • Biology 3053 or equivalent

      • 6 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated courses in English

      • Psychology 1000 or equivalent

      • 3 credit hours in Philosophy, or Religious Studies 2610

      • Statistics 2500 (or Statistics 1510, 2550, Education 2900, Psychology 2910, 2925), or a statistics course acceptable to the Faculty.

        Each of the courses listed above must be completed for the degree. Any of the courses listed above not completed prior to admission must be completed during the sequence of the program.

    • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Accelerated Option is overall academic achievement to date combined with performance on the CASPer test, and reference form. Relevant work and volunteer experience as well as personal achievements listed may also be considered. Since the accelerated option is full-time and continuous, the Admissions Committee will review the applicant’s transcript for evidence that the applicant has the ability to complete 12-credit hour course loads and achieve grades at least as high as those required to meet promotion requirements on those course loads. Applicants whose transcripts do not demonstrate this ability or whose overall academic records are below this standard are unlikely to be admitted.

5.3.3 Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants may apply for admission to the 4-Year Option and/or the Accelerated Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

Applicants who would like to transfer from a nursing program that is offered outside of this Province should view the information at the Faculty of Nursing website.

  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 courses must include:

    • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents

    • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent

    • Math 3200 or 3201 or equivalent.

  2. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Accelerated Option applicants must:

    • meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program listed under Admission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

    • have successfully completed a minimum 60 credit hours in university level courses. Courses must include 12 credit hours from the following list:

      • 3 credit hours in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Sociology

      • Biochemistry 1430 or equivalent

      • Biology 3053 or equivalent

      • 6 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated courses in English

      • Psychology 1000 or equivalent

      • 3 credit hours in Philosophy, or Religious Studies 2610

      • Statistics 2500 (or Statistics 1510, 2550, Education 2900, Psychology 2910, 2925), or a statistics course acceptable to the Faculty.

        Each of the courses listed above must be completed for the degree. Any of the courses listed above not completed prior to admission must be completed during the sequence of the program.

    • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program Accelerated Option Program is overall academic achievement to date combined with performance on the CASPer test, and reference form. Relevant work and volunteer experience as well as personal achievements listed may also be considered. Since the accelerated option is full-time and continuous, the Admissions Committee will review the applicant’s transcript for evidence that the applicant has the ability to complete 12-credit hour course loads and achieve grades at least as high as those required to meet promotion requirements. Applicants whose transcripts do not demonstrate this ability or whose overall academic records are below this standard are unlikely to be admitted.

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 a Practical Nursing Program and work experiences, and provides a career ladder for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who would like 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 LPNs to enter the second year of the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

The Bridging semester, completed during the Spring semester before admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, is comprised of two non-nursing courses 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 must submit the application to the University online for the Spring semester. The application for admission or readmission to the University is submitted online at www.mun.ca/undergrad/admissions/apply. Applicants requiring additional information for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program may visit the Nursing Admissions website at www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions.

  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 licensed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (copy of certification required);

    • meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program listed under Admission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program;

    • have completed the following high school courses:

      • Biology 2201 and 3201 or their equivalents,

      • Chemistry 3202 or equivalent,

      • Math 3200 or 3201 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

    • 3 credit hours in a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated course in English

  7. After admission into the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, students complete the 71 nursing credit hours and 21 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).