BN (Collaborative) Program LPN Bridging Option
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridging Option allows licensed graduates of the Centre for Nursing Studies Practical Nursing (PN) Program (2002 and later) to complete a bridging semester and enter Year 2 of the BN (Collaborative) Program. The bridging semester, completed before admission to the BN Program, is comprised of three non-nursing courses and a mathematics requirement as well as a 7-week Bridging course.
The content of the Bridging course ensures that all Year 1 leveled objectives in the BN (Collaborative) Program are met by the end of the bridging semester. Key areas addressed in the Bridging course include physiology, nursing concepts and health assessment.
Upon successful completion of the Bridging course, students are granted 25 unspecified transfer nursing credit hours as equivalent to the 25 credits of the Year 1 nursing courses in the BN (Collaborative) Program. Students are accepted into Year 2 of the BN (Collaborative) Program if all courses of the bridging semester are successfully completed and candidates remain in good standing with the University.
CNS accepts 16 students into the LPN Bridging Option every year.
The Bridging course runs at CNS and follows the dates for Intercession courses listed in the MUN calendar.