Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Nursing (2021/2022)
5 Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program

The application for admission to Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is submitted online. The application for admission or readmission to the University is submitted online at Applicants requiring additional information for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program may visit the Nursing Admissions website.

In addition to meeting the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS students must meet the Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

For information concerning Readmission refer to Readmission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

5.1 General Information
  1. Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is competitive for a limited number of seats. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The final decision on admission rests with the Joint Admissions Committee of the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program.

  2. Admission to the University does not necessarily constitute admission to the program.

  3. All applicants must complete the CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) tool as part of the application. Information regarding CASPer is available at

  4. Selection of applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program is based primarily on academic performance to date combined with performance on the CASPer test, and reference form. Relevant work and volunteer experience as well as personal achievements listed may also considered.

  5. Priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  6. Up to three seats per year are reserved in the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Nursing program specifically for applicants of Indigenous ancestry who have met the admission requirements, but are not in the top ranked candidates. Applicants wishing to be considered under this clause must check the appropriate space provided on the Bachelor of Nursing application form and provide documentation of Indigenous ancestry.

  7. A written and/or oral component may be part of the admission process.

  8. Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program applicants are required to submit a student information form and a complete record of current immunizations when admitted to the program. Successful applicants must submit documentation of completion of all preclinical requirements prior to the beginning of classes in the Fall semester of their entrance year. Students who have outstanding preclinical requirements will not be permitted to register for the Winter semester.

  9. Evidence of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (CPR) level HCP, offered by The Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance is required by all applicants prior to commencing clinical courses. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the Faculty/School of Nursing.

  10. An applicant who has been denied admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program has the right to appeal this decision of the Joint Admissions Committee if it is felt by the applicant that the decision was reached on grounds other than those outlined under Admission Regulations for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program. The appeal should be made in writing within fourteen days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Nursing. The letter should state clearly and fully the grounds for the appeal.