Legacy Scholarship $1000.00

The successful candidate for this scholarship will be the child or grandchild of a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing, pursuing his/her Nursing education program leading to a BN, MN or PhD Nursing.

All applications MUST include the following:

  • A statement of career goals & professional goals.
  • A resume which includes a list of current & past related work and volunteer committees.
  • Documentation that parent or grandparent is a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Proof of acceptance into educational program of study for which the scholarship is being sought.
  • Any other secondary education transcripts (e.g. high school transcript for first year nursing education program applicant).
  • A statement regarding any sources of financial assistance received for this academic year (i.e. Scholarships, bursaries, grants, or paid leave).
  • Two letters from referees (not related) who have known the applicant a minimum of one year.

All of the above criteria must be met to be eligible. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Deadline for application to be submitted September 23, 2019. Forward complete application to:

General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 28196
48 Kenmount Road
St. John’s NL Canada
A1B 1X0

Centre for Nursing Studies Practical Nursing Program Receives 5-Year Approval Rating

The Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) is pleased to announce that its Practical Nursing Program has passed the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL) program approval process, receiving a five-year rating - the highest rating possible.

The CLPNNL conducts the review every five years to ensure that practical nurse education programs are preparing nursing graduates for safe, professional practice as outlined in the Entry-to-Practice Competencies.

"The fact that the CNS has received a full program approval for practical nursing education indicates that our program has demonstrated excellence in all aspects of program delivery, " said Dr. Kathy Watkins, Director of the CNS. "The approval rating affirms the high quality of practical nursing education we offer."

The CLPNNL commended the CNS for delivery of high-quality practical nursing education across diverse urban and rural areas in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Practical Nursing Program is delivered at several sites in the province, including the CNS, which is operated by Eastern Health. The CNS brokers the program to five campuses of the College of the North Atlantic. Each site was assessed separately in March 2019 by the CLPNNL, with all sites receiving a five-year approval rating.

1st Annual CNS Wellness Day May, 2019

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Thank you to the faculty and staff who participated in any way at our 1st Annual CNS Wellness Day! Many were involved in the planning, set up, implementing and take down for the event and it is much appreciated. Many hands make light work.

Thank you as well to all those who took the time to attend and avail of the various stations, lunch and/or yoga. It was a grand day!

CNS at the Health Care Foundation's Brunch with the Bags, 2019


A big thank you goes out to CNS faculty and staff (current and retired) for volunteering several hours at the Health Care Foundation's Brunch with the Bags.

The event supports women's health here at home. This year's proceeds will be used to enhance labour and delivery services and provide resources for new Moms. A great time was had, beautiful purses were purchased, and awesome prizes were won!

Celebrating National Nursing Week 2019 at the CNS!!

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Nurses at the CNS celebrating National Nursing Week 2019. And a very special Happy Nurses Week to Paula Fifield! She just recently received her 45 years of service award and has been devoted to being a registered nurse for 46 years!

N1015: Health Promotion Marketing using Social Media


Students (L-R): Dawson Smith, Brandon Smith, Jackson McKay, Nathan Bollinger, Compton Rose

World Autism Day

Faulty dressed in blue for World Autism Day

Some of the people at CNS in celebration of World Autism Day April 2nd, 2019!

Online Payment Notice!

The online payment option for tuition, and other fees, has been restored, but only accepting Canadian and US payments at the moment.

Please contact Brenda Haines at 777-6644 if any issues occur. The CNS apologizes for any inconvenience.

Click Here for PN/ LPN Bridging Option/ Continuing Studies Fees and Charges

Online Payment Options

CNS @ The Row4Heart Event, 2019

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A fun time for a great cause at the Row 4 Heart event Saturday, February 16th. The fundraising went great!

Thank you to all who participated, attended and/or supported the CNS in any way. It was awesome teamwork so stayed tuned for the next CNS team event!

2018 CNS PN Program Graduates 

PN Class of 2018

Congratulations to our CNS PN Program class of 2018! The Graduation and Awards Ceremony was this morning, January 11th. Well done, Graduates!

Welcome to Nursing Ceremony

Year 1 BN Students 2019

The CNS is proud of all of our Year 1 BN students who attended the Ceremony on January 8th, representing CNS with great professionalism! 

Practical Nursing Application Package

Interested in applying for the Practical Nursing Program at the CNS?

Click here to download a copy of the Application Guide for the 2019-2020 program.

Please send completed forms to Barbara Peters, Registrar, at barbara.peters@mun.ca or by fax at 709-777-8176.

Students Volunteering with CNS Flu Clinic on November 8th, 2018

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In Action Job Well Done

There were 56 Year 4 Nursing Students participating in various influenza immunization clinics in Community Health and Occupational Health with Eastern Health and MUN Student Wellness and Counselling. 

CNS Awarded the Blundon Award

Congratulations! The Blundon Awards were held at the Alt Hotel, Water Street, on October 30, 2018. The Blundon Award ceremony recognized the significant role that The Centre for Nursing Studies has played in creating accessible and inclusive learning for the BN students at the CNS. The faculty and staff provide the same level of support for the PN students attending the Centre. 

CNS nursing students volunteered at the Health Care Foundation's Eleganza Extravaganza. All proceeds from this event are going  towards transforming the Ambulatory Care Unit at the Health Sciences Centre. The Health Care Foundation and the CNS thank them for their volunteerism.

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



CNS Scholarship Inventory 2012-2018

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The next anticipated intake of the IEN Bridging program is September 2018.
Please forward all registration inquires to the Continuing Nursing Studies Registrar, Barbara Peters at barbara.peters@mun.ca

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          

Building Brighter Futures:
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