Welcome to the website of the Centre for Nursing Studies. We offer a continuum of educational opportunities for those who wish to pursue a career in nursing and for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to advance their nursing career. Take your time to browse information pertaining to our programs, services, faculty, staff and students. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

 Open House for Practical Nursing Program         Tuesday, November 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m      Room 109/110

Centre for Nursing Studies
Southcott Hall, 100 Forest Road
    St. John’s

For additional information, please contact: Carol Rice or Call 777-8158 

 National Nursing Student Week

November 16 - 22, 2014 

National Nursing Student Week (NNSW) is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work both during school and outside of school done by nursing students across Canada and to promote specifically the role of a nursing student and the nursing profession as a whole.

Find schedule of events... 

Relax in the LRC during Exam Week

Check out our Comfy Room, Therapy Dogs, Free Food, and Extended Hours

More information....  

 Intraprofessional Education

On October 28, the Year 4 BN and the 4th semester PN students gathered together for an interactive and informative session on Intraprofessional Education. Representatives from the ARNNL, CLPNNL, and management from LTC- EH facilitated a panel discussion around the scopes of practice of RN's and LPN's. Following the panel discussion, groups of BN and PN students worked together on a case study which helped them to further understand the scope of practice of one another and the necessity for collaboration in the provision of nursing care. The afternoon ended with a reception for students, faculty, and guest speakers. This reception was generously sponsored by ARNNL, CLPNNL, and CNS.

 The Centre for Nursing Studies would like to  hear from Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurses who are  interested in teaching with us on a casual  basis.

 Please forward your CV to the Director. 

 PN Bursary Offer

 There will be a limited number of bursaries for PN students who accept difficult-to-fill positions  within a Regional Health Authority. The number of bursaries will be determined later by the Regional Health Authorities.    

          Bursary Program Information                                                                                                  

 What's New               

Winter 2015 - CNS Continuing Studies is offering the Anatomy and Physiology I course through distance education for individuals interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Program. Application deadline December 19, 2014

             More Information 

CNS Faculty Scholarship Inventory 2013-2014 This inventory includes all projects completed and currently ongoing for 2013-2014.


SA Grace Alumni Scholarship Information

The S.A. Grace General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae awards up to two $750.00 scholarships annually to eligible persons (as per the application criteria) who are currently undertaking part time or full time studies towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing.


Student and Faculty Scholarship and Bursary Recipients 2013-2014


ARNNL Research Grants Awarded to Centre for Nursing Studies Faculty


Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) Bridging/Re-Entry Program

This program was launched by the Centre for Nursing Studies in the Fall of 2013. It prepares IENs to practice nursing in the Canadian health care system.

The CNS has received funding from Health Canada for the online development and distance delivery of courses from the current print-based Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) Bridging/Re-Entry Program. The CNS is pleased to be partnering with Professional Development & Conferencing Services (PDCS) and Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) at Memorial University on this important initiative and will commence offering the program online in March 2014.


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