The bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program is designed to prepare entry-level nurses for careers in a variety of health care settings, as direct caregivers, educators, counselors, advocates, facilitators, coordinators of care, researchers, leaders and members of the nursing profession.
Why study nursing at Memorial?
The four-year BN (collaborative) program is offered at three locations: Memorial University Faculty of Nursing (MUNFON) and Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) both in St. John's; and Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) in Corner Brook. All three locations offer the same curricula, which combines innovative teaching strategies with hands-on practical experience.
The program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). This seven-year accreditation award is the highest that can be earned by Schools of Nursing in Canada.
The BN program offers a number of nursing practice experiences, including real and simulated client care experiences. By the time you graduate, you will have obtained over 1,600 hours of clinical experience; that's the highest number of clinical hours in the country.
What qualities/skills are expected from nursing students?
- Desire to help and care for others
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Critical thinking, organizational and leadership skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
All potential nursing students should read the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) document Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nursing Practice when considering nursing as a career choice.
You can find our nursing graduates everywhere! Here are some examples:
- community health/public health
- long-term care facilities
- mental health/addictions clinics
- occupational health