Bachelor of Nursing Program
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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 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
   Humanities5
 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.

3 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.

4 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.


HOW TO APPLY

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

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall admission (September)

 April 1   FALL (SEPTEMBER) ADMISSION FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE 
 May 1   Applicants must be eligible for admission   
 June 1  Transcripts to Admissions Office
 July 15  Documents to the College of Nursing
 see details under "Provisional Acceptance" below

Winter admission (January)

 August 1 
  WINTER (JANUARY) ADMISSION FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE
 September 1  Applicants must be eligible for admission 
 October 1  Transcripts to Admissions Office
 November 15  Documents to the College of Nursing
 see details under "Provisional Acceptance" below

Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) for admission will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours of course work, including repeated courses, and will not be limited to the past 10 years.

Courses completed at recognized institutions other than the University of Manitoba must be assessed as exact equivalents and have been completed within the past 10 years for applicants to be considered as having met the requirements.

Students who fail the same Nursing course twice, prior to applying to the College of Nursing, are ineligible for admission to the College. Students who fail a Nursing course twice and are required to withdraw from the College are ineligible for re-admission to the College.


AGPA CALCULATION

Calculation of the Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA)

An Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.5 is requried.

The AGPA will be calculated as follows:
(0.3 x the core course average) PLUS (0.7 x the average of the most recent 45 credits hours)

The core course average will be calculated on the most recent attempts of the following courses:

    BIOL 1410
    BIOL 1412
    MBIO 1220

The most recent 45 credit hours will be based on the most recently completed 45 credit hours of university level coursework, including the original grades of any repeated courses if these fall within the most recent 45 credit hours. The 45 credit hour swill be limited to courses completed within the past 10 years.

In the calculation of the APGA, all university-level courses which have been assigned a final grade are considered completed university work, including failed and repeated courses. Courses graded "pass" are excluded from the calculatio of AGPA. Courses completed on a full- or part-time basis in all undergraduate and graduate programs will be used in the AGPA.

A grade point average higher than the 2.5 minimum is recommended as admission is competitive.


PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE

Successful applicants are required to submit Non-Academic Admission Requirements documentation. Acceptance to the program is conditional until completion of these items. Admission will be revoked if all requirements are not met and all documents are not submitted to the College of Nursing by the deadline indicated above.

NURS 0500 Preparation for Professional Practice: This non-credit course is a pre- or co-requisite to any nursing practice course. One of the components, completion of a workshop on non-violence crisis intervention, has additional fees that are the student's responsibility.


A graduate of the Four-Year Baccalaureate Nursing program must write the *Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) to become eligible to practice nursing. Completion of the program entitles students to work as graduate nurses and to write the CRNE to obtain the designation, Registered Nurse (RN). Application and registration information can be obtained from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) website at: crnm.mb.ca.

   *Beginning 2015, graduates will be required to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become eligible to practice nursing.