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.

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

The Centre for Nursing Studies is accepting applications for the next offering of the Practical Nursing Program for September 2015.

  Application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2015.

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


Blood Pressure Clinics

CNS PN Students

Heart Month 




2014-2015 CNSA Representatives

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Batt, Michelle Dawson, and Stephanie Dawe of the BN2016 class for doing an outstanding job representing the Centre for Nursing Studies at the CNSA conference in Saskatchewan.

The conference title was Inspire Excellence: Promoting Empowerment to Achieve Superior Quality of Care

 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

More Information...    Tracey Evans 777-8162

Registration Form


Spring 2015 - CNS Continuing Studies is offering the Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses through distance education for individuals interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Program. Application deadline April 17, 2015.

            A & P I Information    A & P II 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.

 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.

If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact the relevant person under Contact Us.

Privacy Statement: The Centre for Nursing Studies respects the privacy of individuals. Information is collected and shared only as required for the administration of academic programs. Please contact Dr. Kathy Watkins, Director, if you would like more information: kwatkins@mun.ca


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