Office of the Registrar
School of Nursing (2018/2019)
3 School Description

The Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing is a provincial and national leader in nursing education and research and an advocate for the formulation and realization of health public policy. The school was founded in 1965 and in 1966 the first 38 students were admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program.

Today the School of Nursing has grown to over 500 students enrolled across a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) (B.N.) program (four-year and two-year fast-track options) in collaboration with the Centre for Nursing Studies and Western Regional School of Nursing, is an on-campus undergraduate degree program to prepare entry-level nurses for practice. Graduate programs include a Master of Nursing (M.N.) with practicum and nurse practitioner options, the Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma in Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. Information regarding graduate programs in Nursing is available in the School of Graduate Studies section of the University Calendar.

Nursing is one of today’s most challenging and rewarding careers. As the largest group of health care professionals in Canada, nurses play a vital role in the health care system, practicing as care-givers, teachers, counselors, advocates, and coordinators of care. Nurses work to promote health and prevent illness in a variety of settings including community health clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools, industrial workplaces, and rural northern nursing stations.

Students must meet all regulations of the School in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning admission/readmission to the University and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

Further information regarding the School of Nursing is available at

For information regarding fees and charges, see the Financial and Administrative Services website at

For information regarding scholarships, bursaries and awards, see

3.1 Vision Statement

The School of Nursing will be responsive and engaging in leading nursing education and research provincially, nationally and internationally by developing quality teaching, learning, and research environments. Graduates of the School will be skillful, caring, knowledgeable nurses who have a clear vision of the nursing discipline. They will strive for excellence in health care, be prepared to collaborate with others, and be responsive to human diversity in an effort to improve health for all.