BN: Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of Memorial University. (see MUN Calendar

New BN (Collaborative) Program Admissions Website

Selection of Candidates

Admission is on the basis of competition for a limited number of seats. Selection of candidates is based on academic performance and other criteria considered suitable for the professional practice of nursing.

In addition to the regular quota positions, up to three additional positions per year are available for students of aboriginal ancestry who meet the admission requirements.

Accepted applicants must satisfy the health and immunization requirements prior to beginning the program.

Accepted applicants are also required to submit proof of certification in standard first aid and basic life support (Health Care Provider). These courses are offered by the Canadian Red Cross Society or St. John Ambulance Association. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the schools of nursing. Course acceptability should be verified before beginning the program.


You can apply for admission to the program during or after level III of high school.

Applicants must complete the BN (Collaborative) program application form. In addition, students who have not registered for courses at Memorial University for either of the three immediately preceding semesters must also complete a general application for admission to the university.

The application forms can be obtained from:

Office of the Registrar (Application Forms)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1C 5S7

Office of the Registrar (Application Forms)
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6P9

These completed applications and supporting documents must be returned by March 1 to:

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1C 5S7

Location Preferences

On the application form, you will indicate your first, second, and third site preferences. There will be factors at each site which may influence your decision. These include location, availability and cost of residence, and transportation costs.