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SECTION 2: Admission Requirements 2.1 Bachelor of Nursing Program

The following is a summary of the admission requirements for each program in the College of Nursing. All admission requirements, application deadline dates and forms, are included in the Applicant Information Bulletin that is available from the Admissions Office website at http://umanitoba.ca/admissions. Non-Nursing courses must be assessed as exact equivalents in order to meet the specific course requirements for admission. Only courses completed within 10 years prior to the date of admission to the College of Nursing will be considered for transfer credit.

Nursing courses will be considered for evaluation and credit only if completed within 5 years prior to application/admission.

See also Section on “Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit”.

Students who fail the same Nursing course twice, prior to applying to the College of Nursing, are ineligible for admission to the College of Nursing.

Course Requirements for Admission

All applicants must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the following identified courses (or their equivalent) with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. All of the following pre-requisite courses used to meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing program must be transferrable for credit into the Bachelor of Nursing program. Non-nursing courses must be completed within 10 years and Nursing courses must be completed within 5 years of admission to the College of Nursing in order to be eligible for admission and advanced standing (transfer credit).

BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body

BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body or

BIOL 2410 Human Physiology 1 and BIOL 2420 Human Physiology 2

MBIO 1220 Essentials of Microbiology or

MBIO 3010 Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

Science Electives - 9 credit hours 

Electives - 12 credit hours

Any combination of the following courses/subjects for a total of 12 credits may be taken

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • NURS 1280 Introduction to Nursing
  • NURS 1500 Preparing Professional Nursing Education
  • NURS 2610 or KIN 2610 Health and Physical Aspects of Aging
  • NURS 2650 or SWRK 2650 or HMEC 2650 Social Aspects of Aging

Applicants require a minimum of "C" in Math and Written English course requirements prior to admission.

All applicants to nursing must meet the University Written English and University Math requirements at a 1000 level or higher, a grade of "C" and completed within the last ten years.

The AGPA will be calculated on the most recent 45 credit hours (including repeated courses) of university level course work. If an applicant has less than 45 credit hours, the AGPA will reflect all credit hours completed (i.e. a minimum of 30 credit hours to a maximum of 45 credit hours). The AGPA is limited to course work taken within the 10 years prior to admission. 

The minimum Adjusted GPA for admission to the College of Nursing is 2.5.

An AGPA higher than the minimum is recommended as admission may be competitive.

For more information see College of Nursing Applicant Information Bulletin.

Applicants with Previous Bachelor of Nursing Degree

Applicants who have previously completed a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent program in Canada or the United States are not eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. In exceptional circumstances, students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants from Diploma and Degree Nursing Programs Category

Applicants who have attended but have not completed a nursing diploma or degree program, the completion of which would result in the graduate’s eligibility to write the NCLEX in order to qualify for registration to practice as a Registered Nurse, must meet admission requirements including the competitive AGPA in the year of application, apply for admission by the application deadline, and provide supplementary information, including the name of the Dean, Director, Head, or Coordinator of the Nursing Program in which the student was previously registered, and who will be contacted by the College of Nursing.

The Advance Standing and Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny admission to the University of Manitoba Nursing program based on any of the supplementary information. Applicants who would be eligible to register in third or fourth year courses will be considered for admission only if space is available.

Appeals of decision are limited to the question of procedural regularity only. The merits of the decision are not subject to review.

Special Consideration- Canadian Indigenous Category

The Canadian Indigenous Category will consider applicants who are Indigenous People of Canada only, including individuals of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit heritage. Applicants in this category must meet the minimum entrance requirements including a minimum AGPA of 2.5; however, they do not have to meet the competitive grade point average of admitted students in the admission year. Applicants must apply by the application deadline and also complete a supplementary application form that is available with the online application. The Supplementary Application and information are due no later than May 1.

Appeals of decisions are limited to the question of procedural regularity only. The merits of the decision are not subject to review.

Provisional Admission - Non-Academic Admission Requirements

All successful applicants are admitted provisionally pending compliance with the non-academic admission requirements of the College of Nursing. Failure to meet the requirements by July 15 for Fall admission or November 15 for Winter admission may result in the offer of admission being revoked. Contact the College of Nursing or go to https://umanitoba.ca/explore/programs-of-study/nursing-bn#admission-requirements to find further information about the Non-Academic Admission Requirements.

Applicants are advised to carefully check the recommended start dates in the above document before beginning the process of complying with these admission requirements. Any costs associated with the non-academic admission requirements are the responsibility of the applicant.

Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit

Advanced standing will be considered for non-nursing courses completed at any university, including the University of Manitoba, if completed within 10 years of admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Nursing courses from any university, including the University of Manitoba, will be considered for  advanced standing/transfer credit only if they have been completed within five years prior to admission to the College of Nursing.

See also section on “Courses Completed at Recognized Universities other than the University of Manitoba" and course requirements for admission.

Advanced Standing: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Applicants who graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program from Assiniboine Community College or the Diploma in the Practical Nursing Program at University College of the North within five years of admission to the College of Nursing may be eligible for transfer credit. Applicants must meet admission requirements.

Criminal Record Check

Following their provisional admission to the program, applicants must provide a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check, by July 15 or November 15. Apply for the Criminal Record Check after April 1 and allow 4-8 weeks for processing. 

A criminal conviction will not necessarily result in denial of admission to the College of Nursing. Criminal offences will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Nursing Advance Standing and Admissions Committee for the implications of the conviction in view of the professional mandate to protect the public. Failure to disclose any criminal record will invalidate an applicant’s application and shall result in automatic expulsion from the College of Nursing if the applicant has been admitted.

The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) also requires that all graduates of an approved nursing education program who wish to practice nursing in this province disclose information about any conviction for an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada). The review process by the College of Nursing is independent of the review process conducted by the CRNM.

Child Abuse Registry Check

Following provisional admission to the program, applicants must provide a Child Abuse Registry Check by July 15 for Fall admission or November 15 for Winter admission. Apply for the Child Abuse Registry Check after April 1 and allow 4-8 weeks for processing.

Note: Any applicant on the Child Abuse Registry will be denied admission.

Adult Abuse Registry Check

Following provisional admission to the program, applicants must provide an Adult Abuse Registry check by July 15 for Fall admission or November 15 for Winter admission. Apply for the Adult Abuse Registry Check after April 1 and allow 4-8 weeks for processing.

Immunizations

Immunizations and tests will be provided at the College of Nursing. Students who are offered admission will be sent an Immune Status Consent Form & Student information for completion due July 15 for Fall intake and November 15 for Winter intake. Previous immunization and testing records will be reviewed and students will be informed what additional items, if any, are required. Detailed information about the immunization requirements can be found at http://umanitoba.ca/nursing

CPR Certification

CPR certification at the Health Care Provider (HCP) Level is a requirement for admission to the College of Nursing. Certification must be valid until the end of the academic year (i.e. April); therefore, should not be obtained before April 1st by applicants for either Fall or Winter admission.

Respirator Mask-Fit Testing

Applicants must be fit-tested with the respirator mask that is used in the event that airborne precautions are required in clinical agencies. All new students will be given the opportunity to have mask-fit testing addressed at the start of the program. Testing includes basic education about the masks, precise determination of your mask size, and issue of an official card which indicates your mask size and confirms that you have met this requirement. Official proof of the mask-fit test must be submitted by a designated date to the College of Nursing in advance of participation in any clinical practice course. Students carry the official card for all clinical practice rotations. 

 

 

2.2 Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses (BPRN)

 

Effective in Fall 2019, admission intake to the BPRN has been suspended.

All admission requirements for applicants who are already Registered Nurses are described in detail in an applicant information bulletin that includes application deadline dates and application forms. This material is available from the Admissions Office website at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/

Admission Requirements

1) Graduation from an approved diploma of nursing education program;

2) Current active practicing membership in a Canadian provincial or territorial association/college of registered nurses; and

3) A minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience will normally be required for selection.

Applicants will be provisionally admitted pending submission, by the published deadline, of the non-academic requirements: Criminal Record Search Certificate including Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Immunization, CPR Certification, Respirator Mask-Fit Testing, and PHIA training.

Failures in Nursing Courses

Students who fail the same Nursing course twice, prior to applying to the College of Nursing, are ineligible for admission to the College of Nursing.

Proof of Professional Registration

Active practicing membership must be maintained throughout the program in the Canadian jurisdiction under which the student is a practicing RN. Verification will be obtained annually from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba by the College for returning Manitoba students.

Students from outside of Manitoba must submit proof of registration annually from the registering body to the College of Nursing.

After admission and at any time prior to completing the program, students with any changes to their active practicing status with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba or other Canadian jurisdiction in which they hold membership, (e.g., conditions placed on a registration or ineligibility for active practicing status), are required to report this information to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, College of Nursing. Such changes will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Failure to report a change in status may result in disciplinary action.

Transfer of Credit

University credits earned outside of nursing diploma programs or earned as part of an incomplete degree may be considered for transfer of credit. If a required course in the baccalaureate program was earned as part of a nursing diploma program or as part of another degree, an alternative course must be substituted. Transfer of credit will be considered for university level nursing courses completed within the five years prior to admission. Credit for previous nursing courses is not given if there is a lapse of five years or more from the last date of attendance in the program or if taken more than five years prior to admission. Credit for non-nursing courses taken at other universities over 10 years prior to admission will not be granted.

Graduates of the Red River College Diploma Nursing Accelerated Program (DNAP) (est. 2000) will receive 12 credit hours of advanced standing in the Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses (BPRN) for the following courses, provided a minimum grade of C+ was achieved in each course for transfer: NURS 3210 Research Methods, NURS 4220 Law and Ethics, and 6 credit hours of non-nursing electives. The Nursing courses must have been completed within five years, and the non-Nursing courses completed within 10 years, prior to admission to the College of Nursing. All remaining courses for the BPRN must be completed at the University of Manitoba in order to meet the residency requirement for the BPRN, unless the electives were completed at the University of Manitoba.

Transfer of Credit for Advanced Certificate Programs

No credit will be given for these certificates in the BPRN.

2.3 The Bachelor of Midwifery

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Manitoba, as well as the admission requirements of each program in the College of Nursing. All admission requirements, as well as application deadline dates and forms, are included in an applicant information bulletin that is available from the Admissions Office website at http://umanitoba.ca/admissions.

Registration in the Bachelor of Midwifery Program will be restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Preference will be given to Manitoba residents.

The following are summaries of the admission requirements for each program in the College of Nursing.

Courses Completed at Recognized Universities Other Than the U of M

Non-Midwifery and non-Nursing courses must be assessed as exact equivalents in order to meet the specific course requirements for admission. Only courses completed within 10 years prior to the date of admission to the program will be considered for transfer credit.

Midwifery and nursing courses will be considered for evaluation and credit only if completed within 5 years prior to admission.

Failures in Required Courses

Students who fail the same required midwifery or nursing course twice, prior to applying to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program, are ineligible for admission to the program.

Course Requirements for Admission

Students must complete the University Written English requirement and the University Mathematics requirement to be eligible for admission. According to University policy, students who have a completed undergraduate degree are exempt from the Written English and math requirements (see appropriate section in Calendar for University policy on written English requirement).

An adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.5 is required.

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 credit hours).

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

BIOL 1410

BIOL 1412

MBIO 1220

NATV elective course

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

An AGPA higher than the minimum is recommended as admission may be competitive.

All applicants must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the following identified courses (or their equivalent) with a minimum grade of “C” in each course before entering the Bachelor of Midwifery Program. All required courses must be at a 1000 level, or higher.

BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body1  3

BIOL 1412 or

BIOL 2410 and

BIOL 2420

Physiology of the Human Body1 OR

Physiology 1 AND Physiology 2

3

 

MBIO 1220 or

MBIO 3010

Essentials of Microbiology1 OR

Mechanisms of Microbial Disease

3

 

STAT 1000 Basic Statistical Analysis3 3
CHEM 1300 University 1 Chemistry: Structure and Modelling in Chemistry3 3
CHEM 1310 University 1 Chemistry: An Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3
Students must meet the University of Manitoba Written English and Mathematics Requirements with a University level course completed within the last 10 years, must be at the 1000 level (or higher) and with a minimum grade of C in each. It is strongly recommended that these courses be completed within the elective credits indicated above.  
Native Electives 1 &2 3
Science Electives1 ,&,3 3
Social Sciences or Humanities Electives1 6
Total Credit Hours 30

1 All courses can be completed in University 1, or an equivalent program, if students do not wish to

extend their program of study.

2 NATV 3240: Indigenous Medicine and Health is the preferred elective and should be taken if it is

offered during the time the student is fulfilling University 1 or pre-midwifery year course

requirements. Other Native Studies courses or equivalents are acceptable if NATV 3240 is not offered.

3 Science Prerequisites. Students must meet the current Science prerequisites before registration for

Science courses. See the Faculty of Science section in the Academic Calendar for the current

prerequisites. It is recommended the above prerequisites have been completed within the last five

years. Math 40S is a prerequisite for MBIO 1220. Any grade 12 or 40S Mathematics, or equivalent is a

prerequisite for STAT 1000. Students should have a minimum of two years of previous high-school

chemistry study (Chemistry 40S or its equivalent, such as CHEM 090) which is the prerequisite for

CHEM 1300

 

Applicants from Diploma and Degree Midwifery Programs Category

Applicants who have attended but have not completed a midwifery program, the completion of which would result in the graduate’s eligibility to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (or equivalent) in order to qualify for registration to practice as a Registered Midwife, must meet admission requirements including the competitive AGPA in the year of application, apply for admission by the application deadline, and provide supplementary information, including the name of the Dean, Director, Head, or Coordinator of the Midwifery Program in which the student was previously registered. This individual will be contacted for further information.

The Advance Standing and Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program based on any of the supplementary information. Applicants who would be eligible to register in third or fourth year courses will be considered for admission only if space is available.

Appeals of decision are limited to the question of procedural regularity only. The merits of the decision are not subject to review.

Special Consideration - Canadian Indigenous Category

The Canadian Indigenous Category will consider applicants who are Indigenous People of Canada only, including individuals of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit heritage. Applicants in this category must meet the minimum entrance requirements including a minimum AGPA of 2.5; however, they do not have to meet the competitive grade point average of admitted students in the admission year. Applicants must apply by the application deadline and also complete a supplementary application form that is available with the online application. The Supplementary Application and information are due no later than May 1.

Appeals of decisions are limited to the question of procedural regularity only. The merits of the decision are not subject to review.

Provisional Admission

Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit

Advanced standing will be considered for non-midwifery and non-nursing courses completed at any university, including the University of Manitoba and University College of the North, if completed within 10 years of admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery program.

Midwifery and nursing courses from any university, including the University of Manitoba and University College of the North, will be considered for advanced standing/transfer credit only if they have been completed within five years prior to admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program.

See also section on “Courses Completed at Recognized Universities other than the University of Manitoba.”

Non-Academic Admission Requirements

All successful applicants are admitted provisionally pending compliance with the non-academic admission requirements of the Bachelor of Midwifery Program. Failure to meet the requirements by July 15 will result in the offer of admission being revoked. Please refer to the following document for further information about the Non-Academic Admission Requirements http://umanitoba.ca/explore/programs-of-study/midwifery-bmid#admission-requirements

Criminal Record Search Certificate

Following their provisional admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program, applicants must provide a Criminal Record Search Certificate, including Vulnerable Sector Search, by July 15. As it can take up to 120 days to obtain these documents, it is recommended that applicants apply for the Criminal Record Search certificate and Vulnerable Sector Search between April 1 and April 15 in the year of application.

A criminal conviction will not necessarily result in denial of admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program. Criminal offences will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Advance Standing and Admissions Committee for the implications of the conviction in view of the professional mandate to protect the public. Failure to disclose any criminal record will invalidate an applicant’s application and shall result in automatic expulsion from the Bachelor of Midwifery Program if the applicant has been admitted.

The College of Midwives of Manitoba may also require that all graduates of an approved midwifery education program who wish to practice midwifery in this province disclose information about any conviction for an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada).The review process by the Bachelor of Midwifery Program is independent of the review process conducted by the CMM.

Child Abuse Registry Check

Following provisional admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program, applicants must provide a Child Abuse Registry check by July 15. As it can take up to 120 days to obtain these documents, it is recommended that applicants apply for the Child Abuse Registry check between April 1 and April 15 in the year of application.

Any applicant on the Child Abuse Registry will be denied admission.

Adult Abuse Registry Check

Following provisional admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program, applicants must provide an Adult Abuse Registry check by July 15. As it can take up to 120 days to obtain these documents, it is recommended that applicants apply for the Adult Abuse Registry check between April 1 and April 15 in the year of application.

Immunization

Immunizations and tests will be provided at the College of Nursing. Students who are offered admission will be sent an Immune Status Consent Form & Student information for completion due July 15 for Fall intake. Previous immunization and testing records will be reviewed and students will be informed what additional items, if any, are required. Detailed information about the immunization requirements can be found at http://umanitoba.ca/nursing

CPR Certification

CPR certification at the Health Care Provider Level is a requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery Program. Certification must be valid until the end of the academic year (i.e., April); therefore, should not be obtained before April 1st of Year 2 of the Bachelor of Midwifery Program.

Respirator Mask-Fit Testing

Applicants must be fit-tested with the respirator mask that is used in the event that airborne precautions are required in clinical agencies. Official proof of the mask-fit test must be submitted to the College of Nursing by July 15.

As it can take a number of weeks to obtain an appointment for fit testing, applicants are advised to book as soon as they are offered admission or earlier in order to meet the July 15 deadline.