Admission to the B.N. Program

Admission to Pre Nursing

Applications will be accepted from students who meet the Brandon University admission requirements. Although not required for admission to Brandon University, Biology 40S is a pre-requisite for Anatomy & Physiology/Biology of Life and Math 40S Pre-Calculus or Applied is a pre-requisite for Introduction to Statistics. Grade 12 English is required. As a result of pre-requisite requirements for Anatomy & Physiology/Biology of Life and Introduction to Statistics, it is highly recommended that students entering Pre-Nursing have completed Biology 40S and Math 40S Pre-Calculus or Applied.

Admission information and the online application are available from the Brandon University website, or by contacting the Admissions Office at (204) 727-7356. Applications and required documentation should be received by the Admissions Office as early as possible to meet application/document deadlines.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all requisite skills and abilities as these are requirements for the BN program and the demands of the profession of Nursing: Requisite Skills and Abilities March 2, 2020

 

Admission to Year 2 of the BN Program 

Upon successful completion of the required Pre Nursing courses, students can apply and will be considered for acceptance into the BN program.  Students must apply to the Bachelor of Nursing program by May 1st of the year of the desired entry to the program.

Admission to the BN program is based on Grade Point Average (GPA) in the Pre-Nursing courses (40%); CASPer and Snapshot test results (40%); interview and knowledge assessment (15%) and Letter of Intent /Resume (5%).  Applicants must show proof of completion of a university-level Indigenous course or completion of Indigenous Canada – University of Alberta or Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – University of British Columbia).  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the application deadline for Year II.

More information on the Altus Suite (CASPer and Snapshot) process (including testing dates) can be found here:

Enrolment is limited to 60 students.

In keeping with Brandon University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity, seat allocation is a three (3) step process:

  1. Open Pool – the majority of nursing seats are open to all eligible students.
  2. Equity Seats – a portion of seats are reserved for graduates of the Indigenous Health Studies Transition (IHST) program, applicants who are of Indigenous ancestry, and applicants who are People of Colour.
  3. Expanded Open Pool – if any of the equity seats are unfilled, remaining eligible applicants will be considered for admission.

Admission to the nursing program is based on the merit of the application, until the maximum enrollment is reached.

Students must apply to the Bachelor of Nursing program by May 1st of the year of the desired entry to the program. A minimum grade of “C” in each of the required Pre-Nursing Year courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required.

Application forms for the program will be available January 15, 2023 and can be obtained by going to the 71.001 MOODLE site (enrolment key is bnadmissions).  Students must complete the application form and submit it to the respective MOODLE site by the application deadline.  Please use Chrome or Firefox to enter the MOODLE site.

Documentation of Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check), an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check is required for admission into the BN program. All three checks must have been completed within six months of the application deadline. Positive Records Checks will be managed according to the Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse/Adult Abuse Registry Policy.

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 LPN-BN Transfer Credit program by the April 1 application deadline.  Application forms for the program can be obtained by going to the 71.001 MOODLE site (enrolment key is bnadmissions). Students must complete the application form and submit it to the respective MOODLE site by the application deadline.  Please use Chrome or Firefox to enter the MOODLE site.

Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check), an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check is required. All three checks must have been completed within six months of the application deadline. Positive Records Checks will be managed according to the Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse/Adult Abuse Registry Policy.

Enrollment is limited to 12 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