Bachelor of Nursing (four-year option)

This four-year option is open to students with a high-school diploma and those who have attended a post-secondary institution, including those who have completed undergraduate studies or who hold a bachelor's degree.

The four-year bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program is offered at:

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

Admission requirements

Admission is subject to meeting the general admission requirements and does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. Priority for admission is given to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Up to three seats per year are reserved specifically for applicants of Aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements but who are not in the top ranked candidates. Applicants wishing to be considered under this clause must check the appropriate space provided on the BN application form and provide documentation of Aboriginal ancestry. A written or oral component may be part of the admissions process.

Review the admission details below, and for further information, visit nursing admissions.

New Memorial students

You may apply for admission into the bachelor of nursing directly from high school by indicating bachelor of nursing (collaborative) on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive as there are a limited number of placements.

In addition to the general admission requirements, you must have completed:

  • Math 3200 or 3201 (or equivalent)
  • Biology 2201 and 3201 (or Grade 11 and 12 equivalents)
  • 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.

It is strongly advised that international applicants take courses at Memorial for two semesters before applying to the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program. Please review the admission criteria, outlined below, for current Memorial students.

Current Memorial and transfer students

If you're seeking admission into the bachelor of nursing through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institutions, indicate bachelor of nursing (collaborative) on the undergraduate application for admission.

If you've attended a post-secondary institution and haven't completed the required high school courses noted above, you must complete the following courses (or equivalents):

  • Biology 1001 and 1002
  • Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051, 1200, 1001, or 1810 (Grenfell Campus)
  • one university level mathematics course (excluding statistics courses)

Both biology courses must be taken at the same level (either high school or post-secondary), not a combination of high school or post-secondary.

You may choose to complete the following:

  • six credit hours in English critical reading and writing (CRW) courses
  • Psychology 1000
  • three credit hours in either sociology, anthropology, or archaeology
  • three credit hours in philosophy or Religious Studies 2610
  • Statistics 1510 or 2500 (or equivalent) or Education 2900
  • three credit hour elective course

Completion of non-nursing courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program. While these non-nursing courses are requirements of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program, they are not required to be completed before seeking admission to the program.

Additional documents required for admission

Your application to the bachelor of nursing will require you to submit the following:

  • personal statement
  • academic reference form
  • documentation of Aboriginal ancestry (if applicable)

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for bachelor of nursing students attending:

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


4 years


Fall semester

Application Deadline:

Feb. 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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