4-Year 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 https://takecasper.com

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

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

Admission to the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is competitive. The application will open November 4, 2020. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2021. See here to apply. 

Who Can Apply?

There are several admission pathways for interested applicants of the 4-Year nursing option. 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 high school applicants, current Memorial University students, other post-secondary students, LPN Bridging applicants, and international applicants as applicable to you.

Academic Admission Requirements for the 4-Year Option:

  • High School Biology 2201 and Biology 3201, or equivalent
  • High School Chemistry 3202, or equivalent
  • High School 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.

To be Competitive for the 4-Year Option:

  • Applicants should have a 70% average and higher from the average of their 4-5 Fall courses OR their cumulative Memorial University average.

Important Information:

  • To be eligible for admission to the 4-Year Option, applicants must also meet the general admission/readmission requirements to Memorial University if not a current Memorial University student.
  • 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 nursingadmissions@mun.ca before the application deadline.

Link to the Calendar admission regulations for nursing:


Link to the course plan for the 4-Year 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