Current Memorial University Students



Note for new Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) applicants: 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 one semester of the calendar year previous to the one they are seeking admission to, where a minimum of three courses were completed, 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. 

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 30 credit hours at the university level, which must be completed by the end of the Spring semester in the year of applying.

The 30 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. Human Biosciences 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 2.8 on a 4.0 scale as either a cumulative GPA, degree GPA, or in the last 30 credit hours.

Required Items and Deadlines for Current Memorial University Applicants:

  • A personal statement is optional for students to submit with their nursing application, but it is not required.
  • Proof of Indigenous Ancestry, if applicable
  • If you have attended any other post-secondary institutions, official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
  • References will only be asked of applicants upon request. The Admissions Coordinator will reach out to applicants 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. 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.