Current Memorial University Students




Applicants are required to complete an online, open-response situational judgment test called 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

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

CASPer test dates for Memorial University (Undergraduate Nursing) for Fall 2023:

Nov 3, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
Dec 6, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST
Jan 19, 2023- 5:00 PM EST
Feb 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

To book your CASPer test, please visit the CASPer website.

Note for new Western Regional School of Nursing applicants: As of recent, Memorial University has implemented a new application system. If you are choosing Grenfell campus on your application, you will not see nursing as an area of interest. You must first choose the St. John's campus. Then, on the following step of your application, you will select WRSON as your 1st choice campus. If you have any questions about this, please email

Current Memorial University students can apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program via their MUN self-service account. MUN transcripts are not required as they are already on file. The deadline to apply is January 20.

Priority for admission is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, out-of-province and international applicants are encouraged to apply. All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University. 

4-Year Option

Required High School Courses:

  • Biology 2201 and 3201, or equivalents
  • Chemistry 3202, or equivalent
  • Math 3200 or 3201, or equivalent

If both Biology 2201 AND 3201, Math 3200 or 3201, and Chemistry 3202 have been successfully completed in high school, then biology, math, and chemistry courses do not have to be completed at Memorial University for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program. Additional course options are available by completing the non-nursing courses at Memorial University.

If only one of the required biology courses was completed in high school, for example, Biology 3201, applicants MUST complete both Biology 1001 AND Biology 1002 at Memorial University as the biology courses must be completed as a pair - either two in high school or two at Memorial University.

If grade 12 Chemistry was not completed in high school, then the following chemistry courses offered at Memorial University can be used to satisfy the chemistry admission requirement for Nursing: Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051, 1200, 1810, or 1001.

If grade 12 Math was not completed in high school, three credit hours in math offered at Memorial University can be used to satisfy the math admission requirement for Nursing.

Admission Averages:

To be competitive for admission, applicants should have a 70% average or higher from either the Fall semester in the year they apply to nursing OR as a cumulative average. The higher average of the two is then used for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program. While not required, it is recommended that students take 4-5 courses in the Fall semester in the year that they apply to nursing. 

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

If you do not have these required courses, please see note above

B) A minimum of 60 credit hours at the university level, which must be completed by the end of the Spring 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 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, Psychology 2910, 2925)
7. Three credit hours in Philosophy, or Religious Studies 2610

C) A minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as either 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

Required Documents and Deadlines for Current Memorial University Applicants:

  • Personal statement: must be submitted on the nursing application
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry, if applicable
  • CASPer test: applicants must write the test by the last available testing date. However, scores are sent directly from CASPer to the Nursing Admissions Office. Applicants do not need to submit their scores.
  • If you have attended any other post-secondary institutions, official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar
  • For the Fall 2023 admission cycle, references will only be asked of applicants upon request. The faculty will reach out to applicants during the Winter Semester if this is required.

Date for Required Courses to be Completed:

All required biology, math, and chemistry courses for admission must be completed by July 31. If courses will be outstanding, applicants should consult with and notify the Undergraduate Nursing Admissions Coordinator by emailing

Admission Decisions:

Admission decisions for the Accelerated Option and the 4-Year Option will be emailed to the applicant's MUNmail account and to their personal email account. Make sure to check the junk mail folder as the email may end up in that folder.

Required Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nurse Practice:

Students who are thinking of a career in Nursing should review the required Requisite Skills and Abilities to ensure they meet all of them as they are the required guidelines for Nursing practice. All admitted students to the BN Program must meet the CRNNL Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in order to continue with their acceptance.