With about 750 students, the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) is the largest nursing school in Newfoundland and Labrador, located in St. John’s. It offers a four-year bachelor of nursing degree (accepting about 120 students a year), a 16-month practical nursing diploma (about 70 students a year), and a variety of courses in continuing nursing studies. Students rotate through clinical placements in regional health care settings. The Memorial University of Newfoundland offers residence accommodations to CNS students.
CNS’s strategic plan emphasizes a commitment to developing its applied research program.
Outside of St. John’s, the College of the North Atlantic delivers the CNS practical nursing program in five communities where there is a need: Corner Brook, Clarenville, Carbonear, Happy Valley–Goose Bay and Grand Falls Windsor.