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CNS International

The Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS) is one of Canada’s leading institutions in nursing education. In 2008 the nursing baccalaureate program received full accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. What sets CNS apart from many nursing schools is the continuum of nursing programs offered, including a practical nursing diploma program, baccalaureate nursing education, and continuing education programs.

CNS International (CNSi) works closely with local nursing schools, professional associations, community agencies and health ministries to assist countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for Health.

CNSi has completed needs assessments, technical studies, development projects and program brokering in Bolivia, Chile, Dominica, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Jamaica, Malawi, Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago.

CNSi provides expertise for improving health and health systems in developing countries through the following:

  • Providing efficient and effective primary health education and training of front-line health care workers;
  • Collaborating in the development of appropriate country-specific programs;
  • Supporting the implementation of effective teaching models;
  • Using appropriate and sustainable Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in distance education;
  • Creating an enabling regulatory environment for primary health care nursing;
  • Developing collaborative health education programs for communities;
  • Initiating the use of cellular technology to address curative care in rural and remote villages;
  • Improving access to education programs for indigenous peoples.

CNSi has the capacity to manage and implement development projects and to provide technical expertise to initiatives in the fields of nursing management, education, and training.

The CNS has embraced innovation in distance education as a way to reach students in rural and remote areas who want to learn but cannot participate in full - time classroom - based programs.

Travelling in the RAAS (Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur), Nicaragua.

Health Education Workshop, Guatemala.