Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program and its Options (Four-Year, Fast-Track and the LPN Bridging) is very competitive and is coordinated through the Nursing Consortium Office.
There are three independent schools of Nursing: Memorial University School of Nursing (MUNSON) in St. John's; the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) in St. John's; and Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) in Corner Brook. These schools work together under the Consortium Agreement to collaborate and to offer the same Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program; therefore each school is a site in which the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is offered.
The Nursing Consortium Office has a staff of two people who are responsible for answering Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program admission inquiries as well as coordinating the admissions process for the undergraduate Program at the three nursing sites. The Nursing Consortium Office works with the three nursing sites to ensure all admission objectives are met.
The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, is renowned. This is evident by its accreditation status. The Program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). This seven-year accreditation award is the highest that can be earned by Schools of Nursing in Canada. In addition, all three Nursing schools have been approved by the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador's (ARNNL).