Through the Registered Nurses Act (2008), the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) has the statutory responsibility to set the standards of education for entry into the nursing profession and licensure as registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Newfoundland and Labrador. ARNNL approves all basic nursing and nurse practitioner education programs. Through these responsibilities, ARNNL achieves its mandate for public protection by ensuring licensed RNs and NPs provide safe, competent and ethical care to the people they serve. A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BN or BScN) is required for entry to nursing and initial licensure as a registered nurse in this province.
ARNNL Approved Basic Nursing Education Programs
- Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program - includes Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, Western Regional School of Nursing and Centre for Nursing Studies
- Centre for Nursing Studies Internationally-Educated Nurse (IEN) Bridging/Re-entry Program
ARNNL Approved Nurse Practitioner Education Programs
- Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing - Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner option (Adult and Family/All Ages)