Bachelor of Nursing

This four-year program is designed to prepare entry-level nurses who will function within a variety of health care settings. The graduate is prepared to assume the roles of direct care-giver, educator, counsellor, advocate, facilitator, co-ordinator of care, researcher, leader, and member of the nursing profession.

Memorial University offers the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program at three locations: Memorial University School of Nursing, St. John’s; Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s; Western Regional School of Nursing, Corner Brook. All three locations offer the same curriculum and innovative teaching strategies.

A fast-track option of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program for applicants with an undergraduate degree or advanced standing is available at Memorial University School of Nursing, St. John’s and Western Regional School of Nursing, Corner Brook. This option is taken over two years in six consecutive semesters.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridging option of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program for applicants with a Newfoundland and Labrador LPN diploma taken in 2002 or later is available at the Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John’s. This option puts successful candidates directly into the second year of the four-year program.


Admission Requirements

Students may apply for admission into the School of Nursing directly from high school by indicating BN (collaborative) in the appropriate place on the University Application for Admission/Readmission. In addition to this general application, students must submit a School of Nursing application form as well as a self-appraisal form and one academic reference form. The application and supporting documentation are required by the March 1 deadline.

Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive as there are a limited number of placements. Admission is subject to meeting the minimum admission requirements and does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program. Priority for admission is given to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Up to three additional positions per year are available in the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program for applicants of Aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants must provide documentation of Aboriginal ancestry at the time of application.

In addition to the general admission requirements, students must have completed Biology 2201 and 3201 (or Grade 11 and 12 equivalents) as well as Chemistry 3202 (or Grade 12 equivalent). For out-of-province applicants who do not have Grade 12 social science or modern/classical language, an additional Grade 12 science course, other than biology or chemistry must be completed.

Applicants who have not met these additional requirements but have met the general admission requirements may complete biology and chemistry at the university level and apply for admission into the School of Nursing in their second year. Please note that this path will add to the time needed to complete a bachelor of nursing.

Further details on admission to the program are provided on the nursing admissions website.


Sample Courses

NURS 1002 - Anatomy and Physiology I
NURS 3501 - Nursing Practice for Mental Health
NURS 4103 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care

Program Information

  • Memorial University School of Nursing (St. John's)
  • Centre for Nursing Studies (St. John's)
  • Western Regional School of Nursing (Corner Brook)

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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