Accelerated Option

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

The Accelerated Option is available for applicants who have completed 60 credit hours or more at the university level. This 3-Year option runs over eight consecutive semesters. Admission to the the Accelerated Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is competitive. The application will open November 4, 2020 and will close February 1, 2021. See here to apply. 

Who Can Apply?

Priority for admission is given to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, but out-of-province and international applicants are encouraged to apply. Before you apply, be sure to review our admissions webpages for current Memorial University students and other post-secondary students. Applicants for the accelerated option must ensure that they have met or are in the process of meeting the Admission Requirements outlined below.  

Academic Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Option:

A) Required High School Courses:

  1. Biology 2201 and 3201, or their equivalents

  2. Chemistry 3202, or equivalent

  3. Math 3200 or 3201, or equivalent

Applicants must ensure that they have the two required biology courses completed in high school OR both completed at the post-secondary level - these courses are a pair and must be both completed at the same level. For example, Memorial University's Biology 1001 and 1002 meets the biology admission requirement for Nursing. ONE of Memorial University's Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051, 1200, 1810, or 1001 meets the chemistry admission requirement for Nursing. Three credit hours in math at the post-secondary level meets the math admission requirement.

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 12 credit hours from the following list

  1. Six credit hours in a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) designated courses in English

  2. Three credit hours in Sociology, Anthropology or Archaeology

  3. Psychology 1000, or equivalent

  4. Biochemistry 1430, or equivalent

  5. Biology 3053 (Microbiology), or equivalent

  6. Statistics 2500, (or Statistics 1510, 2550, Education 2900, Psyc 2910, 2925) or a statistics course acceptable to the faculty

  7. Three credit hours in Philosophy, or Religious Studies 2610

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the courses listed above must be completed for the degree. Any of the courses listed above not completed prior to admission must be completed during the sequence of the Accelerated Option of the BN Program.

C) A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale either as a cumulative GPA, degree GPA, or in the last 60 credit hours

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

Important Information:

  • Applicants who wish to also be considered for admission into the 4-Year Option must submit a separate application for that option by February 1. 
  • Applicants must ensure that all supporting documents are received by the application deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documentation, including your reference letter(s), required transcripts, and proof of Indigenous ancestry (if applicable) are submitted by the nursing documentation submission deadline.
  • Applicants can log into their application account to confirm whether documents have been received by the admissions department. If you need to inquire about a missing document, please contact before the application deadline.

The link to the Calendar admission regulations:

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