Entrance Requirements - Bachelor of Nursing Program


The following admission requirements are effective for September 2015 intake. Beginning September 2015, the College will have two intakes for the Bachelor of Nursing Program - one for Fall (September), and one for Winter (January). Please see our Application Process for important deadline dates for each intake.


Application forms are available at umanitoba.ca/student/admissions. Ensure that you carefully read the current Application Information Bulletin at the time of application.

All non nursing courses used to meet admission requirements must be completed within the 10 years prior to admission. NURS courses must be completed within the 5 years prior to admission.

Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Complete at least 30 credit hours at a 1000 level or higher. "0900" level courses (e.g., ENGL 0930) are not accepted for admission or transfer credit.
  2. Successful completion of the courses identified below, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course. All required courses must be at a 1000 level or higher. "0900" level courses (e.g., ENGL 0930) are not accepted for admission or transfer credit.
  3. Effective for the Fall 2017 intake - An adjusted Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 is required. Please follow link for details.
  4. Meet the University of Manitoba Written English requirement*.
  5. Meet the University of Manitoba Mathematics requirement*.

*Courses greater than 10 years old can be used to meet the W and M requirement, but will not be used to meet course requirements for admission.

 Course #   Course Name   Credit Hrs 
 BIOL 1410  Anatomy of the Human Body1  3
 BIOL 1412  Physiology of the Human Body1      3
 MBIO 1220  Essentials of Microbiology1  3
 Science Electives1, 2, 3, & 4  9
 Electives1 & 6 (see options in chart below*)  12
Total     30

 *Electives must be from any combination of the following courses/subjects for a total of 12 credit hours  
   Social Sciences5
 NURS 1280 (Course no longer offered-see note 7 below)  Introduction to Nursing (3 cr)7
 NURS 2610/KIN 2610  Health & Physical Aspects of Aging (3 cr) 
 REC 2650/SWRK 2650/HMEC 2650  Social Aspects of Aging (3 cr) 

1 All courses can be completed in University 1, or an equivalent program, if students do not wish to extend their program of study.

The former BIOL 1110 Health and Health Professions may not be used as a Science elective.

Science Prerequisites. Students must meet the current Science prerequisites before registration for Science courses. See the Faculty of Science section in the General Calendar for the current prerequisites. It is preferred that the above prerequisites have been completed within the last five years. Math 40S is a prerequisite for Microbiology and Statistics.

All courses must be 1000 level or higher. “0900” level courses (e.g., ENGL 0930) are not accepted for admission or transfer credit.

5 Social Sciences and Humanities information is found in the Undergraduate Calendar chapter for the Faculty of Arts, Additional Faculty Regulations and Policies (Section 5.1.1).

6 NURS 1500 is available only to students in the Aboriginal Nursing Cohort Initiative.

7 If using NURS 1280 for admission, course must have been completed within five years of admission to the College of Nursing.

August 2015