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CNS Programs

The Centre for Nursing Studies offers a variety of programs designed to provide high quality nursing education. The CNS produces caring, skilled and knowledgeable nurses for a continuously changing health care system.

Bachelor of Nursing
(Collaborative) Program

  • A four-year basic nursing education program designed to prepare competent entry-level nurses to meet the health care challenges of today and tomorrow.

Practical Nursing Program

  • A four-semester basic nursing education program designed to produce licensed practical nurses ready to contribute positively to a wellness-oriented, client-focused and consumer-sensitive health care system.

Continuing Nursing Studies

  • Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse re-entry programs
  • Post-basic specialty programs/courses
  • Professional development courses

The CNS strives to promote an environment that facilitates learning across the continuum of nursing education and aims to prepare caring and competent practitioners and leaders through a commitment to excellence in nursing education, scholarship, research and practice.

The CNS has approximately 60 full-time faculty members as well as a large number of part - time and sessional faculty.

The CNS masters- and PhD-prepared nurse educators have a wide range of clinical expertise. The CNS has approximately 800 students studying in various programs.

Practical nursing students completing health assessment in the clinical laboratory, Centre for Nursing Studies.


  • Collaboration is the guiding principle in our approach to education, research and other forms of scholarship, practice, and international development.
  • We respect diversity and foster inclusion among students, faculty, staff, and partners.
  • Excellence is a means of assuring we prepare the highest quality practitioners and leaders.
  • We embody professionalism through continuous learning and the highest standards of integrity, ethical behaviour, accountability, and transparency.
  • Respect is the foundation of all our interactions.