High School Applicants

High school applicants are eligible to apply to the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program. See here to apply. High school students are not eligible to apply for the Accelerated Option. 

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. 

Admission Averages:

**New for 2024 admissions: Admission averages for high school applicants are based on courses completed up to grade 11 from the six required courses listed below or their equivalents (e.g. if Chemistry 3202 was not done in grade 11 but Chemistry 2202 was, we will use Chemistry 2202 for admission averages for nursing only). Applicants are still expected to have the below six courses completed by the end of their grade 12 year in order to be considered eligible for admission to the BScN program. The nursing admissions office will check at the end of the school year to ensure that averages have been maintained and that the final average is generally the same or higher. To be competitive, high school applicants should have an average of 85% or higher in these six courses. Due to the competitive nature of the nursing program, this recommended average may vary from year-to-year.

Required Courses:

The following high school courses, or their equivalents, are required for admission into the Bachelor of  Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program, 4-Year Option:

  • Biology 2201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Biology 11)
  • Biology 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Biology 12)
  • Chemistry 3202 (out-of-province equivalent example: Chemistry 12)
  • English 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: English 12)
  • Math 3200 OR Math 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Math 12)
  • Social Science 3xxx or Modern Language 3xxx (2 credits at the 3000 level)*

*For out-of-province high school applicants that do not have a social science or modern language Grade 12 course completed, an additional Grade 12 science course, other than the ones listed above, must be completed.

 Required Items and Deadlines:

  • You have the option to submit a personal statement with your nursing application, but it is not required.
  • All applicants outside of Newfoundland and Labrador must submit their high school transcripts from the end of their grade 11 year (or equivalent) with their application. These can be sent from the applicant or the institution they attended. 
  • Please note: our system cannot accept .jpeg documents - If you submit your document as .jpeg, your document will not be uploaded to your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted before the nursing document submission deadline.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted before the nursing document submission deadline.

 Important Information for High School Applicants:

  • Applicants can log into their application account to ensure that all documents have been received by the Admissions Office. If you would like to inquire about a missing document, please contact nursingadmissions@mun.ca before the February 3 deadline.
  • The final grades for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students are accessed by Memorial University automatically. Therefore, Newfoundland and Labrador applicants do not have to submit final grades. 
  • Out-of-province high school applicants can submit an unofficial high school transcript but will have to arrange for an official final high school transcript to be sent directly to Memorial University's Admissions Office once final grades are released in June/July via email at admiss.docs@mun.ca
  • References will only be asked of applicants upon request. The Admissions Coordinator will reach out to applicants if this is required.

Admission Decisions:

Emails about admissions decisions are sent to students' MUNmail accounts, therefore applicants should set up their MUNmail account as soon as possible. Reminder letters regarding missing documents, as well as other important correspondence from the university, are sent from the admissions office to the applicant’s MUN email address. Applicants should check the junk mail folder of their MUN email acount just in case the email goes to 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 BScN Program must meet the CRNNL Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in order to continue with their acceptance.