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Faculty of Health Studies

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Faculty of Health Studies
270 - 18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6A9

Office of the Dean
Phone:  (204) 727-7459
Fax:  (204) 571-7878

General Office
Phone: (204) 727-7409 or
(204) 571-8569
Fax: (204) 571-8568

email: healthstudies@brandonu.ca

Admission to the B.N. Program

Upon successful completion of the required Pre Nursing courses, students can apply and will be considered for acceptance into the BN program. The BN Program will accommodate the admission of 48 students per year.  Entry into the program is on a competitive basis.  There are generally more applicants to the program than there are available seats.  GPA (Grade Point Average) in the Pre Nursing courses will be the primary criterion for admission.  The minimum grade point average required for admission changes from year to year based upon the applicant pool.  In 2009, the minimum GPA required for admission was 2.74.  In 2010, the minimum GPA was 3.07.  In 2011, the minimum GPA was 3.34.  In 2012, the minimum GPA was 3.43.  In 2013, the minimum GPA was 3.22.

Admission to Pre Nursing

Applicants who meet the general admission requirements of Brandon University will be accepted into the Pre Nursing Year. The following high school courses are highly recommended: English 40, Math 40S (Pre Calculus or Applied) and Biology 40S.

Admission information and forms are available from the Brandon University website, or by contacting the Admissions Office at (204) 727-9784. Completed application forms and required documentation should be forwarded to the Admissions Office as early as possible.

Admission to Year 3 of the BN program
(for Licenced Practical Nursing graduates only)

Students who have graduated from the Assiniboine Community College Enhanced (15 month) Practical Nursing program and who have practiced nursing for the equivalent of full time (1800 hours) within the past 24 months in Manitoba will be given up to 53 credit hours of block transfer credit.  Graduates of the Enhanced Practical Nursing program will be required to complete the requisite bridging course 71.269 Nursing Foundations IV as well as 3 credit hours of English at the 100 level or above; 3 credit hours of one of the following Statistics courses 62.171, 82.250 or 90.294; 15.264 Medical Microbiology and 71.153 Nutrition and Health.

Students who have graduated from the Assiniboine Community College Diploma Practical Nursing program and who have practiced nursing for the equivalent of full time (900 hours) within the past 24 months in Manitoba will be given up to 59 credit hours of block transfer credit.  Graduates of the Diploma Practical Nursing program will be required to complete the requisite bridging course 71.269 Nursing Foundations IV as well as 3 credit hours of English at the 100 level or above; 3 credit hours of one of the following Statistics courses 62.171, 82.250 or 90.294.

Students must apply to the Bachelor of Nursing program by April 1st of the year of the desired entry to the program.  Applications can be obtained from the BN Student Advisor.  Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Records Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check is required.

Enrollment is limited to 6 students per year.  Grade Point Average (GPA) from the applicants’ practical nursing program, GPA from the Pre-Entry courses and a letter of reference from the applicants’ current employer, including evidence of employment hours, will be the criteria for admission.

Upon admission to the BN program, students will enter directly into Year 3 of the BN program.  All Year 3 and Year 4 courses must be completed.

Transfer Credit and Prior Learning

Program Expenses