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Thank you Nurse Preceptors

It is with great certainty that regardless of the varying levels of health care exposure anyone has had, they have encountered the care of a nurse. Nursing is a complex profession with many levels of expertise, none more superior than the other. It is also a profession of many challenges and rewards, all of which put nurses in very rewarding positions to be a ‘voice to lead’.

One of the greatest examples are nurses who volunteer to mentor nursing students. Nurse preceptors go above and beyond to help ensure nursing students are equipped with clinical knowledge and skills that will aid them to ‘nurse the world to health’. Hats off to all the nurse preceptors who have dedicated their time to ensuring nursing students get the most of their practice education experiences. Thank you for the continued compassion and obvious love of nursing and for your selfless and diligent acts of leadership.

On behalf of all faculty, staff and nursing students at the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) you all are very much appreciated. Thank you!

A&P I 2020

***Please note that the deadline for submission of the PN Application has been extended to February 28th, 2020*** 

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Welcome CNS Students, Sept 2019

Welcome to the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS)! Whether you are a new student or returning to continue in one of our many nursing programs, the faculty and staff at the CNS are committed to offering high quality nursing education programs that have received the highest accreditation and/or approval ratings. The CNS is an extraordinary place where you will be part of a profession and educational programs that will be life changing. The CNS faculty members are recognized as leaders in the nursing profession and are committed to excellence in all aspects of nursing education, practice and research. They will support you and facilitate your learning. Our staff members are knowledgeable, helpful and go above and beyond to support students and faculty alike. We take tremendous pride in our 23-year history of offering exceptional nursing programs. Our graduates are recognized for their competence, leadership skills and ability to function in diverse health care settings. We are delighted you are a part of the CNS community and encourage you to approach your studies with enthusiasm and commitment. We wish you much success and look forward to hearing about your achievements.

On behalf of the Administrative team at the CNS, I would also like to extend a sincere welcome to all of our faculty and staff members. We all have a critical important role to play in the success of our students and programs. I look forward to working with you throughout 2019-2020 to ensure that it is a successful and rewarding year for all students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Kathy Watkins, Director
Centre for Nursing Studies

CAPNE Innovation in Practical Nursing Education - Team Award


Three CNS faculty members, Glenda Manning, Denise Miller and Kim Lawson, were recognized on October 24 at the Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators (CAPNE) Conference in Winnipeg by being nominated for and awarded the CAPNE Innovation in Practical Nursing Education - Team Award.

The award recognizes the innovative and interactive educational activity that was developed and facilitated for Practical Nursing Program students at the CNS in March 2019.

The purpose of the activity was to integrate concepts learned in Health Assessment and Mental Health theory courses with the intent of promoting critical thinking and enhancing client care in caring for clients experiencing substance misuse.

Congratulations to Glenda, Denise and Kim for this outstanding achievement! It is excellent to see innovative and scholarly teaching recognized in this way.

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.

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Practical Nursing Application Package

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

Click here for more information on the Application Guide for the 2020-2021 program.

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

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



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