How to Strengthen Your Application

Four-Year Option

Benefits of Completing the Non-Nursing Courses:

Applicants who are planning to apply next year to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Four-Year Option can complete the non-nursing courses. If the required biology, chemistry and math courses need to be completed, they can be completed along with some of the non-nursing courses.

Having these non-nursing courses completed will not increase admission chances to the Program or shorten the time in the Program if admitted, however it will lighten the course load for students who are admitted to the BN Program.

The non-nursing courses fall within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, therefore applicants can be working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree while also preparing to apply to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. For more information on creating a Plan B, like working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, you can speak with an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Centre.

The non-nursing courses are NOT required for admission.
Non-Nursing Courses:
  • Psychology 1000
  • six credit hours in a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated course in English
  • three credit hours in Philosophy OR Religious Studies 2610
  • three credit hours in sociology, anthropology, or archaeology
  • three credit hours in an elective (any subject area)
To be Competitive for Admission:

To be competitive for admission to the Four-Year Option, applicants should have a 70% average and higher from Either the average from their 4-5 Fall courses OR their cumulative Memorial University average. 

Accelerated Option

A minimum 3.0 GPA is on a 4.0 scale as either a cumulative GPA, degree GPA, or in the last 60 credit hours is required for admission.

Applicants should have the 60 required credit hours completed by the end of the Winter semester in the year they are applying.


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