Admission Information

New requirement for 2021: 

CASPer– Applicants are required to complete an on-line assessment (CASPer). Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory to maintain admission eligibility. To learn more about CASPer, which helps assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills, go to
CASPer test dates for Memorial University (Undergraduate Nursing):
  • October 15, 2020- 5:00 PM EDT
  • October 22, 2020- 5:00 PM EDT
  • November 24, 2020- 5:00 PM EST
  • January 12, 2021- 5:00 PM EST
  • February 11, 2021- 5:00 PM EST
  • February 11, 2021- 8:00 PM EST 

*Note: Applicants do not have to complete CASPer snapshot.

The application deadline for all Options of the BN Program is February 1st. 

Required Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nurse Practice:

Students thinking of a career in Nursing should review the required Requisite Skills and Abilities to ensure they meet all of them as they are the required guidelines for Nursing practice. All admitted students to the BN Program must meet the CRNNL Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in order to continue with their acceptance.

Priority for admission is given to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, but we welcome applications from international students. 

Supporting Documents for your Application:

Supporting documents, like transcripts, must be emailed to the Memorial University Admissions Office: The Nursing Admissions Office does not receive any supporting documents.

Track receipt of your Nursing application documents online in the same place you applied online:

Keeping checking your online application for document updates. Please Note: it takes time for the Registrar's Office to enter this information into the system, therefore keep checking the system regularly for updates.

Applicants applying to Memorial University as well as Nursing (i.e. high school students and non-Memorial students):

You will receive TWO SEPARATE ADMISSION DECISIONS: one from Memorial University and one from Nursing. Please read all letters you receive carefully. Applicants can be accepted to Memorial University and not accepted to Nursing. If applicants are not accepted to Memorial University they cannot be accepted into the Bachelor of Nursing. 

Clause for Indigenous students:

Up to three seats per year are reserved in the Four-Year Option specifically for applicants of Indigenous ancestry who have met the admission requirements but are not in the top ranked candidates. Applicants wishing to be considered under this Clause must check the appropriate space provided on the BN application form and provide documentation of Aboriginal ancestry.

Nursing Admission Decisions will be EMAILED:

Decisions are emailed to personal email accounts as well as MUNmail accounts: check the junk folder of your account as the admission decision email could go into that folder especially for Hotmail and GMAIL accounts. If you have not set up your MUNmail account, set it up and check it regularly. (NOTE: @grenfell accounts are only used if they are listed as the personal email account.) 

Wait List numbers are not released:

If your Nursing admission decision email indicated that you have been placed on the wait list, you are then on the wait list. If a seat becomes available for you in the Program, you will be contacted by the Nursing Consortium Office. The wait list for the Four-Year Option and the Accelerated Option usually exists until the first week of classes in September. 

Admission Decisions cannot be deferred:

If you have been accepted but cannot begin the Program in that admission cycle, you will have to decline your seat and apply again the following year and compete again for admission.

Communication Plan for Guidance Counsellors in Newfoundland and Labrador:

If you are an in-province Guidance Counsellor but do not receive emails from us, please let us know. These emails provide you with important information about the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program that you can pass onto your high school students. Approximately five emails will be sent: in October, December, January, late February and April once admission decisions are emailed.

All New Admits Should Register for Fall Semester Courses by the End of the First Week of August:

All new admits are strongly encouraged to register for Fall semester courses by the end of first week of August. If you have not registered by this time, you will be contacted to discuss your intention to register.


Nursing Admissions

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000