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.

Program options

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.  

Career opportunities

You can find our nursing graduates everywhere! Here are some examples:

  • hospitals
  • community health/public health
  • long-term care facilities
  • mental health/addictions clinics
  • occupational health
  • education
  • research
  • administration


Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000