Bachelor of science in nursing

The bachelor of science in 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.

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Why study nursing at Memorial?

Memorial University's bachelor of science in nursing (collaborative) program is well-known for producing high-quality graduates who are sought after in this province, across the country and around the world.

Our B.Sc.N. (collaborative) program is delivered through Memorial University's Faculty of Nursing (MUNFON) and the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) in St. John's; and Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) in Corner Brook. The program is also available at three MUNFON satellite sites in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.

The program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and consistently receives the highest level of accreditation that can be earned by a school of nursing in Canada.

We work together to offer the same curricula, combining innovative teaching and learning strategies with hands-on clinical experiences. By the time they graduate, students will have over 1,600 hours of experience caring for patients in the clinical setting, which is among the highest number of clinical hours of any program in the country. Learn more about why you should study nursing with us!

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 College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL) 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