Lorna Walsh, received the ARNNL Award for Excellence in Nursing - Education

at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the ARNNL in Corner Brook on June 6. Lorna's career in nursing education began in 1987 at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Described by her colleagues as a “conscientious, reliable, hard-working educator” Lorna currently holds the position of Nurse Educator and Year 1 and 2 Coordinator at the Centre for Nursing Studies, Eastern Health. She has participated in provincial, national and international initiatives and demonstrates excellence in education through her dedication to her students, creative approach to problem-solving and her active role in the classroom, clinical and laboratory settings. Lorna is a positive role model for her students, faculty, nurses and community members. Her approach to nursing education continues to be filled with passion, energy and enthusiasm in contributing to the preparation of caring and competent nurses.

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 Continuing Nursing Studies - Anatomy & Physiology I (Fall 2016 Offering)

The Centre for Nursing Studies is pleased to offer the following 10 week distance education online course for the Practical Nursing Program. Successful completion of this course will provide a transfer credit for N102 Anatomy & Physiology offered in semester 1 of the Practical Nursing Program.


A & P I Information - Fall 2016

A & P I Registration Form - Fall 2016 

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                                                                                                  

 What's New 

Continuing Nursing Studies
Advanced Foot Care Course for Nurses
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Registration Form


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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