Welcome to the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS)! So whether you are a returning student or new student, the faculty and staff at the CNS are ready to engage you and facilitate your learning opportunities. The CNS is an extraordinary place where you can learn and discover in a highly supportive environment. The CNS faculty members are recognized as leaders and are committed to excellence in all aspects of nursing education. Our staff members are dedicated and resourceful. We pride ourselves in a 20 year history of offering programs that are dynamic, engaging and of the highest quality. Our graduates are recognized for their competence, leadership skills and ability to function in complex practice environments. I am delighted you are a part of the CNS community and encourage you to approach your study with enthusiasm and commitment. I wish you much success and look forward to hearing about your achievements.

On behalf of the administration at the CNS, I would also like to extend a sincere welcome to all of our faculty and staff. We have a very important role to play in the success of our students and programs. I look forward to working closely with you throughout the year to ensure that this is an exciting and rewarding year for all students, faculty and staff.


Please join us in congratulating Kathleen Stevens on receiving the Violet Ruelokke Primary Health Care Award from the ARNNL Education and Research Trust.


Congratulations to CNS faculty members Wanda Emberley-Burke, Andrea Barron and Valda Duke on being awarded funding from the Research Proposals Approval Committee of the Health Care Foundation for their study "What is the knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador Coaches’ regarding recognition of and response towards sports related concussive injury in the adolescent”.

CNS offers sincere congratulations to Marcy Green and Kelly Power-Kean who received the CAPNE Innovation in Practical Nurse Education Award (Team) October 13 for their initiative with the NP clinic for PN students. It was great that this highly valued initiative was recognized as an innovation in practical nursing education. 



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 Continuing Nursing Studies - Anatomy & Physiology II (2017-2018)

The Centre for Nursing Studies is pleased to offer the following distance education online course for the Practical Nursing Program. Successful completion of this course will provide a transfer credit for N202 Anatomy & Physiology offered in semester 2 of the Practical Nursing Program.




 Are you looking for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

Department of Health and Community Services LPN Brochure

Department of Health and Community Services: Bursaries and Incentives for Licensed Practical Nurses and Person Care Attendants


Department of Advanced Education and Skills: Skills Development Funding


LPN Job Opportunities

 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                                                                                                  

 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. For more information contact joan.downey@easternhealth.ca

 Faculty Scholarship Inventory 2007-2014

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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