Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2010/2011)
2 School Description

The origin of Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing dates back to August 1963 when the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland submitted a brief to the University calling for the establishment of a baccalaureate program in nursing. In September 1966, the first students were admitted to the undergraduate degree program. Over its 42 year history, the School has remained responsive to the changing needs of nursing within the province and in Canada and consequently has developed and changed over time.

The educational, research and scholarly activities of the School and its faculty draw upon knowledge from the arts and sciences and from nursing and other health professions. The School and its faculty are also involved in many community outreach and professional service activities. While being responsive to national and international needs, the School acknowledges its primary responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The School offers undergraduate degree programs on campus to prepare entry-level nurses for practice, and by distance for registered nurses with a diploma in nursing. A graduate degree, the Master of Nursing, is offered by the School of Graduate Studies.

Students must meet all regulations of the School in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

Further information regarding the School of Nursing is available at

2.1 Vision Statement

The School of Nursing provides innovative leaders in nursing education and research provincially, nationally and internationally by developing quality learning and scholarship environments. Graduates of the School of Nursing will be prepared to embrace the challenges of providing health care and will be responsive to human diversity while improving health for all.