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 is March 15, 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

Congratulations to BN2017 student Emily Walsh who participated in the provincial NL Youth Parliament last week!

Although she sat as the Critic of Natural Resources to critique a fracking resolution, she also presented a private members resolution regarding a mandatory maximum nurse-to-client ratio in the acute care setting with reference to holistic nursing care. After the debate with multiple speeches, this group of youth from across the province passed her resolution unanimously!

Her resolution will be sent to multiple relevant politicians in the province along with all of the other resolutions passed during this year's Youth Parliament, topics including: population retention, education reform, respectful parliamentary behavior, assisted suicide, and the senate.

As part of the coordinated response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Canadian Red Cross is seeking qualified personnel to join the fight against Ebola. The Red Cross has established Ebola Treatment Centres in West Africa, but Human Resources remains a critical gap in responding to the crisis, and one we are striving to quickly close. More... 


Centre for Nursing Studies and Brown's Town Community College, Jamaica


The CNS Director, Associate Director-BN (Collaborative) Program and three faculty members participated in the Brown's Town Community College School of Nursing Annual Research Day in Jamaica on November 27.

Faculty member Patricia Grainger gave the keynote address on "Evidence, Excellence and Innovation: Advancing Clinical Practice". Michele Power presented the findings of her team's research on "Nurses Knowledge and Practice Prior to and Following Implementation of a Policy for Newborn Sleep Patterns" and Kathy Watkins presented on "Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: Barriers to and Facilitators of Screening and Disease Management".

While there Kathy Watkins and Wanda Wadman also conducted a two-day workshop on multiple choice item writing with faculty members from several nursing schools in Jamaica. 


 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 


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.


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