LPN Bridging Option

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridging Option is available for interested applicants who graduated from the Practical Nursing Program offered in Newfoundland and Labrador 2002 or later and who hold a current LPN license.

The deadline to apply is February 1. Applicants must also ensure that all supporting documents are received by this deadline. Additionally, applicants to the LPN Bridging Option should apply for the Spring semester, not the Fall semester, on their Memorial University admission application, if not a current Memorial University student.

The academic requirements for the LPN Bridging Option are:

  • Biology 2201 and 3201, or equivalent
  • Chemistry 3202, 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 Biology 1001 and 1002 meets the biology admission requirement for Nursing. One of Memorial University Chemistry 1010, 1011, 1050, 1051, 1200, 1800, 1810, or 1001 meets the chemistry admission requirement for Nursing.

Bridging Semester:

Students who are conditionally accepted to the LPN Bridging Option must successfully complete a Bridging semester during the Spring semester at Memorial University. If students successfully complete this required semester, they will then bridge into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program at the Centre for Nursing Studies.

The Bridging semester consists of the following courses:

  • Biochemistry 1430
  • Psychology 1000
  • three credit hours in English
  • Bridging Course (offered at the Centre for Nursing Studies)

Here is the link to the Calendar admission regulations:


Here is the link to the course plan for the LPN Bridging Option (see the note at the top of the page):



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