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. 

The faculty, staff and students of the Centre for Nursing Studies remember AJ Cleary, a graduate of the Class of 2004, who died as a result of an avalanche in British Columbia. Our deepest condolences are extended to his family and friends.

  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                 



The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), feel privileged to introduce the new CAMIMH Campaign Chair for 2014: Florence Budden! Florence brings an enthusiasm to the role that will surely translate in the campaigns this year and will undoubtedly inspire more Canadians to join the conversation.


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.


Practical Nursing Program awarded 5 year approval from CLPNNL

In 2013, the Practical Nursing Program was granted a 5 year approval, the maximum approval period possible, from the College for Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador.


CNS introduces a new uniform policy for first year BN (Collaborative) students

Starting in the 2013-14 academic year, all first year Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) students will be required to wear a standard nursing uniform consisting of navy blue pants and a white top. This standardized uniform will be phased in through all four years of the program as these students progress through their program.

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