Accelerated Option

The Accelerated Option is for students who have completed a full two-year course load (minimum 60 credit hours) of a university undergraduate program.

This three-year option runs over eight consecutive semesters.
The deadline to apply is February 1.
Applicants must also ensure that all supporting documents are received by the deadline.
The Accelerated Option is only offered at Memorial University Faculty of Nursing and Western Regional School of Nursing. It is not available at the Centre for Nursing Studies. 
If applicants wish to also be considered for admission into the Four-Year Option, they must submit an application to that Option by the deadline. 

Admission Requirements:

A.) Required Courses:

  1. Biology 2201 and 3201, or their equivalents
  2. Chemistry 3202, or equivalent
  3. Math 3200 or 3201, or equivalent

B.) A minimum of 60 credit hours at the university level, which must be completed by the end of the Winter semester in the year of applying.

The 60 credit hours at the university level must include the following courses: 

  1. Six credit hours in a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated course in English
  2. Three credit hours in Sociology, Anthropology or Archaeology
  3. Psychology 1000, or equivalent

C.) A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

D.) A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in two of the last six semesters completed at the university level.

(NOTE: Applicants are not required to have completed Statistics 2500, Biochemistry 1430 or Biology 3053 for admission into the Accelerated Option. These courses are part of the program plan for the Accelerated Option.) 

Here is the link to the Calendar admission regulations:

Here is the link to the course plan for the Accelerated Option:


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