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Bachelor of nursing

The bachelor of nursing program provides you with skills that are in high demand. This program will provide you with the opportunity to explore particular areas of nursing that interest you.  As a nurse, you will help improve the health of individuals, families and communities. We prepare you to meet the challenges of health care on a global level.

Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON) is part of a nursing collaborative program which is offered at three 3 locations. Western Regional School of Nursing  Corner Brook; Memorial University School of Nursing, St. John's; Centre for Nursing Studies, St. John's. All three locations offer the same curriculum. WRSON students complete their electives at Grenfell Campus.

Why study nursing at Western Regional School of Nursing?

As a nurse you’ll become an integral member of the largest and most influential group of health care providers. Your nursing skills will be in high demand. You will help improve the lives of individuals, families and entire populations, changing the lives of people in all corners of the world.













 Western Regional School of Nursing has graduated more than 1,800 nurses over the last 44 years. As the role of nurses has evolved so too has the program that the school offers in partnership with Grenfell Campus. In fact, Western Regional School of Nursing has received three seven-year gold accreditations from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

At Western Regional School of Nursing, your studies will provide you

with diverse learning opportunities in the following areas:

  • Classroom
  • Laboratory
  • Clinical practice
  • Simulation

Clinical experiences will provide you with the opportunity to explore particular areas of nursing that interest you.  Students gain the knowledge and clinical expertise needed to care for a variety of clients in a variety of health care settings. We prepare you to meet the challenges of health care on a global level.

It's affordable

You'll enjoy the lowest tuition rate in English-speaking Canada. The provincial government gives high priority to education, providing extensive funding to Memorial University. This commitment allows us to provide an affordable yet high-quality post-secondary education.

It’s personal

At Grenfell, your professors will know you by name. Our low student-instructor ratio ensures that your learning will be personal and relevant. With just over 1,300 students on campus, you’ll make real connections with your classmates and become an important part of the Grenfell community. Meet our nursing program faculty and staff.

Information for first-year students

As a nursing student at Grenfell Campus and WRSON you can become involved with the Nursing Society and the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA).  Students can also apply for various scholarships and awards.


The selection process for Grenfell's bachelor of nursing program is very competitive and there are a limited number of seats available.

Students can apply to the four-year program directly from high school. You must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Biology 2201 and 3201 (or an equivalent)
  • Chemistry 3202 (or an equivalent)
  • English 3201
  • Math 3204 or Math 205
  • Two social science or modern language credits (two credits at the 3000 level)

Students can apply to our bachelor of nursing two-year fast-track program, if you have successfully completed the following university courses:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • Statistics 2500 (or an equivalent) or Education 2900
  • Biochemistry 1430 (or an equivalent)
  • Biology 3053 (or an equivalent)

If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, you may still qualify for the two-year fast-track option. To apply for this option you must have successfully completed all the non-nursing course requirements (36 credit hours) of the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program. View the University Calendar for more information.

General Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University to apply for any of the options available for our bachelor of nursing program. You must submit your general application, nursing application, personal statement and references. Applicants should be aware of and must meet all of the required Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice. All application documents must be received/post marked by the deadline date.

Deadline Dates:

LPN Bridging Option: February 1

Four-Year Program: March 1

Fast-Track Option: March 1

For more information on how to apply click here.

Career opportunities

Graduates of our bachelor of nursing program can pursue careers in a number of different settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health
  • Long Term Care
  • Continuing Care
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Research

Office of Student Recruitment

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6269