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Continuing Nursing Studies

The CNS Continuing Nursing Studies Department offers professional development courses, re-entry programs, and post-basic specialty programs based on assessed needs.

Course offerings are designed to:

  • Facilitate ongoing professional development within a rapidly changing health care system;
  • Support and assist registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to maintain theoretical and clinical expertise;
  • Make learning accessible and affordable through distance education.

We are committed to developing and maintaining nursing competency by providing post-basic specialty and professional development courses that are accessible to all nurses.

As a leader in professional development education, the CNS empowers learners by providing timely, outcome-based, user-friendly learning resources that stimulate the desire for continuous learning and quality improvement.

The learning experiences are custom-designed and based on adult learning principles. They ensure the learner’s goals are achieved.

Registered Nurse First Assist Program.


  • Re-Entry Program
  • IEN Program (Bridging)
  • Health Assessment Course
  • Registered Nurse First Assist Program
  • Post-Basic Gerontology Program
  • Post-Basic Critical Care Program
  • Post-Basic Perioperative Nursing Program
  • Foot Care Workshop


  • Re-Entry Program
  • Health Assessment Course
  • Perioperative Nursing Course
  • Medication Administration Course
  • Post-Basic Gerontology Program
  • Post-Basic Mental Health Program
  • Foot Care Workshop
  • Competency Modules designed to achieve competency in response to Scope of Practice changes