BACHELOR OF NURSING: This four year program is designed to prepare entry-level nurses who will function within a variety of health care settings. The graduate is prepared to assume the roles of direct care giver, educator, counsellor, advocate, facilitator, co-ordinator of care, researcher, leader and member of the nursing profession.
Memorial University offers the four year bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program at three locations:
All three locations offer the exact same curriculum: classroom lectures combined with hands on practical experience.
Students may apply for admission into the School of Nursing directly from high school by indicating “BN (collaborative)” in the appropriate place on the university application. In addition to this general application, students must submit a School of Nursing application form as well as a self appraisal form and two letters of reference. The application and supporting documentation are required by the March 1 deadline.
Direct entry into the program is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program.
A fast-track option of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program for applicants with an undergraduate degree or advanced standing is available at Memorial University School of Nursing, St. John’s and Western Regional School of Nursing, Corner Brook. The LPN Bridging option of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program for applicants with a Newfoundland and Labrador LPN diploma program taken in 2002 or later is available at the Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s.
In addition to the general requirements, students must have completed Biology 2201 and 3201 (or equivalents) as well as Chemistry 3202 (or equivalent). Applicants who have not met these additional requirements but have met the general admission requirements for the university may complete biology and chemistry at the university level and apply for admission into the School of Nursing in their second year. (Please note that this path will add to the time needed to complete a bachelor of nursing).
Up to three additional positions per year are available in the bachelor of nursing (Collaborative) four year option program for applicants of aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants must send a letter of request at the time of application and provide documentation of aboriginal ancestry.
At each of the three locations, students have access to computer and library facilities, recreational activities, health care and counselling services.
You can find our nursing graduates everywhere! Here are some examples:
Memorial University accepts approximately 250-260 nursing students into the program every year. There are no seat allocations based on student residency and the selection of candidates is based on academic performance and other criteria suitable for the professional practice of nursing.