4-Year Option

Learn from our MUNFON and CNS nursing students about the 4-Year Option...



Admission to the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative) Program is competitive. The application will open mid-October, 2023. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2024, with supporting document required by February 3, 2024. 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:

  • Post-secondary applicants: to be competitive for admission, applicants should have a 70% average or higher from either 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. 
  • High school applicants: it is recommended that high school students should have an 85% average or higher in the six required high school courses to be competitive. The final report card average is used for the nursing admission 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 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 February 3 deadline.

  • References will only be asked of applicants upon request. The faculty will reach out to applicants during the Winter Semester if this is required. 

Link to the Calendar admission regulations for nursing:


Link to the course plan for the 4-Year Option: