Nursing professor helps create provincial Dementia Action Plan

Creation of the Province's new three-year Dementia Care Action Plan, launched earlier this spring, is really a team effort! It involved input from and collaboration with a range of community experts, including our own Dr. Karen Parsons, professor and interim associate dean (graduate programs).


Labour relations information

Memorial University's Labour Relations Hub has information for students, employees and visitors, including sets of FAQs for each group. The website is continually updated so you will find the most recent information. 



University updating COVID-19 protocols

As the province begins to loosen COVID-19 regulations, Memorial is also making changes to COVID-19 protocols. A detailed table is available outlining updates to COVID-19 guidance for the university as of Feb. 28 and March 14 respectively.



New Nursing sites


NEW: You can now go ahead and apply for admission to the three new nursing recently announced for Gander, Grand Falls - Windsor, Happy Valley - Goose Bay. When applying please rank your top three locations. A reminder too that applications will close on Jan. 20, 2022 with all supporting documents required by Feb. 3, 2022. We have developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on questions we've received. If you need further information please email




Mandatory mask and vaccination requirements

Memorial University is requring COVID-19 vaccines for all students, faculty and staff, and as of Aug. 23, masks will be required on all Memorial campuses in all indoor spaces.


Feb. 9 update for St. John's campuses

Based on the information released today by the provincial chief medical officer of health, Memorial University is supporting the province’s “circuit breaker” to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the St. John’s region.

Memorial is transitioning to a fully remote teaching, learning and work environment at the St. John’s, Signal Hill and Marine Institute campuses.

This change is in effect from Feb. 10-23. The university will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any changes to this plan in advance.



Helping hand: Extra research funding to assist vulnerable members of university community

Memorial is allocating additional funding to one of its internal grant programs to support students and highly-qualified research personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bridge Fund is a need-based program administered by the vice-president (research) portfolio. The program is intended to assist researchers who have encountered an unexpected funding gap and require funds to retain key personnel and has a maximum allocation of $10,000.


Faculty of Nursing infection control expert looks at the truth behind the (homemade) mask

Dr. Donna Moralejo arrived home from a month in Antarctica just as the COVID-19 virus was putting countries around the world into lock down.

Student emergency funds

Many students are facing a range of stressful disruptions in their lives as a result of the worldwide health pandemic. Cancellation of all in-person classes, a full move to remote learning and having to quickly vacate residences – combined with isolation measures, job loss and travel bans – have created particular hardships for students who lack other supports.


Accessible remote teaching and learning guidelines

The Blundon Centre has developed guidelines to assist faculty and instructors with incorporating accessibility into remote teaching and learning approaches.

Message from the President to the University Community

This has been an unprecedented week for our university and our communities. I hope you are each taking care of yourselves, practicing social distancing and hand washing, and doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Supporting research activities during COVID-19

As Memorial and the world assess the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial is committed to supporting our researchers in continuing their research activities.

Academic updates

Spring semester registration, waived regulations and more information for students

Update on COVID-19 response - March 16

This important update includes information for students, faculty and staff. Of particular note: all students who reside on the island of Newfoundland are required to vacate student residences by end of day, Friday, March 20. Childcare Centre is closed immediately until further notice. Memorial is encouraging remote work with the understanding that university priorities are the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; maintaining the academic integrity of the semester; and critical university operations. To allow for social distancing and to help employees manage the current demands, employees are asked to work with their supervisor to facilitate remote work arrangements where operationally feasible. Unless you currently have arrangements with your supervisor, report to work as scheduled.


Off to Ghana - MUNFON faculty member partners on projects that support women and girls

While many of us were resting over the holidays, Dr. Kimberly Jarvis was busy getting ready to spend three months in Ghana, West Africa.


Dean appointed to a second term in the Faculty of Nursing

Dr. Alice Gaudine has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2019.



"I'm a nurse first." MUNFON faculty member talks to CBC radio about her work to improve the lives of African women suffering with obstetric fistula

"...the essence of nursing for me is reaching out to do good." MUN Nursing's Dr. Kimberly Jarvis speaks with CBC Radio's Krissy Holmes about her work to assist African women suffering with obstetric fistula.


New partnership aims to improve services for psychiatric patients

What do a Faculty of Nursing professor, a young psychiatric nurse and a veteran nurse with more than 30 years of experience at the Waterford Hospital have in common?



Alumni donations add up to high-impact learning for students

"In this time of fiscal challenges in Newfoundland and Labrador, donations from our alumni make a difference for student learning."


City gal looks forward to a 'grand' life around the bay!

New nursing graduate Holly Burford of St. John's has always wanted experience living and working in rural Newfoundland.


Nursing faculty member builds case for family practice nurses

How do you pack a full research agenda into a six-minute presentation that's interesting, informative and connects with your audience?



MUNSON graduate questions relevancy of NCLEX licensing exam

As a bachelor of nursing student in the School of Nursing (SON), Megan Carey was no shrinking violet.


School of Nursing dean among RNs honoured for Canada's 150th birthday

Congrats to our own MUNSON dean, Dr. Alice Gaudine! As part of the celebrations to mark Canada's 150th year, she's one of 150 nurses being honoured across the country by the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA.)

New MN grad's research has her colleagues talking

New master of nursing (MN) graduate Deanne Curnew is onto something that has her health-care colleagues talking — and inviting her to speak at conferences.


Hats off to high-achieving faculty

Congratulations to our own Drs. April Manuel and Julia Lukewich!

These two School of Nursing (SON) faculty members have recently earned awards for their research prowess.



MUNSON 4th year named Atlantic University Sport MVP

Memorial School of Nursing fourth-year student Jessie Noseworthy and members of the women's soccer Sea~Hawks were well-represented on the list of 2016 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) soccer all-stars and major award winners recently announced


Alumni reunite for MUNSON's 50th Anniversary gala and open house

What happens when you bring almost 300 alumni and friends together over one awesome weekend to celebrate an auspicious occasion? You get MUNSON's 50 Anniversary gala, and Open House, along with these great pictures!

SON faculty uncover lost stories about Newfoundland's wartime nurses

When Maysie Parsons of Harbour Grace graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in St. John's in 1914, young men from her hometown were already leaving for Europe to fight in the First World War.


Amazing alumni named Outstanding Community Service recipient

Congratulations to School of Nursing (SON) alumni Christopher Nolan, recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Award in this year's 2016 Alumni Tribute Awards.


Faculty members wins best poster at national cancer conference

The School of Nursing's (SON) Dr. Anne Kearney was pleasantly surprised when she won best poster at the 2016 Applied Research for Cancer Control Conference (ARCC) held this past spring in Toronto for her poster Population-based Mammography Screening is Not an Effective Breast Cancer Control Strategy.


New graduate has mature world view and firm belief in public health care

Nursing graduate Rosa Diaz Armas' path to Memorial began in her hometown of Lima, Peru and reached all the way to the home of her mother's childhood friend, a retired nurse living in Toronto.


Nursing professors raise a cuppa to conversation and action on mental health

Drs. Maddigan and Snow share a keen interest in mental health that dates back to their days as bachelor of nursing (BN) students in the SON.

Nursing the goats and other critters

It's not every day in the School of Nursing that a student announces to her classmates she's just sold a goat.



Terra Nova Granny (and retired SON prof) still making a difference!

Dr. Kay Matthews is a retired Memorial School of Nursing (SON) faculty member, an honorary graduate of Memorial University, a retired mid-wife and registered nurse.


Nursing student wins national service award

Nursing student Jessie Noseworthy has become the second Memorial Sea-Hawk to win the national Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Student-Athlete Community Service award.


New nursing grad interested in nature and nuture

With a master's of science in plant ecology, Costa Kasimos has a well-earned green thumb that he's put to good use helping build a community garden in the west end of St. John's.


Going online a 'game-changer' for nurses

Registered nurse Else Leon arrived for her first ever visit to Newfoundland and Labrador last May, just in time for Spring Convocation, and the School of Nursing's (SON) annual graduation ceremony.

SON prof wins award for international service

Looking over her resume from more than a decade of international development work, Dr. Donna Moralejo, associate dean (graduate programs) at Memorial's School of Nursing, can't say for sure but thinks it was her interest in travel to remote destinations that led to her first volunteer project.


A gold star and a maximum seven-year accreditation for MUN's BN program

Memorial University's bachelor of nursing (BN) (collaborative) program has once again achieved the gold standard in nursing education, a full seven-year accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).


Nursing student helps create soccer history!

SOCCER HISTORY: Nursing student Jessie Noseworthy and MUN's women Sea`Hawks celebrate the team's first ever 2014 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship during a ceremony at the Field House recently.


A place where everyone knows his name

It’s not exactly like being a rock star, but working as a young registered nurse at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Centre comes with name recognition!



Teaching is an art well-worth the time

School of Nursing (SON) professor, Dr. Karen Parsons' says her favourite teaching venue is the classroom.

Nursing students really do make a difference!

It started as a project for Dr. Sandy MacDonald's fourth-year course in complex care. When SON students launched Spread the Net in 2012, they had hoped to raise $1,000 to help fight malaraia deaths in Africa. Now a new report is saying that there's been a dramatic cut in malaria deaths thanks to the efforts of many!



Dean of Memorial's School of Nursing appointed to five-year term

Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University's School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term


Collaborative research gives voice to the Deaf community

Dr. Sandy LeFort has spent over 25 years studying how people experience pain, and how to better assess and manage it. She's been a pioneering voice in the field

Students gown up for infection prevention and control

With the beginning of influenza season, fourth-year nursing students gown-up for a day of workshops and practice sessions about infection prevention and control.




SON student and soccer star earns athletic title

Congratulations to second-year School of Nursing (SON) studen and star soccer player Jessie Noseworthy!


Students return from Honduras full of admiration and appreciation

They didn't go to Honduras expecting to change the world, but helping 600 of the country's poor felt pretty good to fourth-year nursing students Jordan Chapman and Jess Conrod of Memorial University's School of Nursing.


Act of healing inspires nursing student

The Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto is a busy and renowned trauma centre for burn injury patients across Ontario.


Nursing - it's for the boys too!

What does a former executive director of Planned Parenthood who researched invasive plant species for his master's degree in biology have in common with a former carpenter and part-time musician who built movie sets in the Bell Island mine tunnels, and played bass in The Kremlin (the band, not the Russian seat of government!)?


A work of heart leads to national award nomination

With her background in cardiovascular nursing, Dr. April Manuel of Memorial's School of Nursing has a long-standing interest in matters of the heart.



Nursing student named Memorial's student volunteer of the year!

A nursing student, imminent graduate and native of war-torn Kosovo was named the 2014 Student Volunteer of the Year during the recent 28th Annual Memorial Volunteer Day Awards.


Student earns "hat trick" in volunteer recognition

Fourth-year SON student Elbonita Kozhani says after signing up to volunteer on campus she's been "on fire" and is always on the look-out for new opportunities. She won a VIP award for her efforts recently.

Labrador placements hone skills and open doors for nursing students

For Julia Kemp and two of her classmates, life up north was more than adventure; it was about building skills, gaining independance, and opening the door to employment possibiliites.


Long-time faculty member had strong presence in School of Nursing

The School of Nursing (SON) family at Memorial University will sorely miss their long-time friend and colleague, Mrs. Marilyn Marsh, a popular and dedicated associate professor who passed away earlier this week.

Tragic event leads to "something amazing" for nursing student

If you met her on campus, you'd never guess that Elbonita Kozhani's journey to Memorial  involved late night escapes past gunfire and burning villages in Kosovo to refugee camps in Macedonia.

Faculty member helps ring in Heart month


Dr. April Manuel and colleagues from the Heart and Stroke Foundation join Susan Sullivan, minister of Health and Community Services, to ring in Heart Month.




Busy student juggles studies and parenting to reach her goal

Deanne Smith is one of 27 students in the Bachelor of Nursing (fast-track) program who will graduate this Friday, Oct. 25. She'll receive her nursing degree at convocation in the morning, and in the afternoon receives her School of Nursing pin.


Nursing Society receives kudos at volunteer day ceremony

Kudos to the School of Nursing's Nursing Society for being awesome, and for earning a nomination for Memorial University’s 2013 volunteer society of the year award!



Heart Truth
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is thrilled to present its annual Heart Truth event - “An Evening with Heart” - at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s on February 11th, 2012.



Book launch for two SON faculty
SON faculty member Marilyn Beaton and retired faculty member Jeanette Walsh recently released their third volume in the best-selling nursing history series.