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Bachelor of nursing

Western Regional School of Nursing

Why study nursing at Western Regional School of Nursing?

WRSON is a place where you can come and realize your potential, no matter who you are and what you bring. Start your journey here.


Our bachelor of nursing program provides you with skills that are in high demand. 

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.

We offer a number of nursing experiences, including real and simulated client care experiences. The number of clinical experience hours our students complete throughout the program is among the highest in the country.

Western Regional School of Nursing has graduated more than 1,800 nurses since its first graduating class of 1971. As the role of nurses has evolved so too has the program that the school offers in partnership with Grenfell Campus. The Western Regional School of Nursing has received three seven-year gold accreditations from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.


  Two Program Options

3 year | Bachelor of nursing (accelerated) - NEW!

The new accelerated option is a 3-year option for students who have completed a full two-year course load (minimum 60 credit hours) of a university undergraduate program. See the Memorial Nursing Admissions page for details.  Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

4 year | Bachelor of nursing (collaborative)

The collaborative option is for entry-level student meeting who meet the academic admission requirements. See the Memorial University Academic Calendar for all admission requirements.Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

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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.

​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