Administration Team


Director, Centre for Nursing Studies
Dr. Kathy Watkins, B.N., M.N., Ph.D., R.N.
Tel: 709-777-8161, Fax: 709-777-7324

Dr. Watkins has been a long-time faculty member at the Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS). Her experience in nursing education spans more than 28 years having taught at the diploma, baccalaureate and masters levels. Her teaching in nursing has focused on medical-surgical concepts, women’s health and professional development. In addition to teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) and Practical Nursing programs, Dr. Watkins has been actively involved in the Continuing Nursing studies programs offered at the CNS. Prior to assuming the role of director, she was the associate director of the Non-Degree Programs at the CNS. She is also a professional associate in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University where her primary responsibility is research on hereditary colorectal cancer. She continues to teach in graduate level programs.

During her career, Dr. Watkins has been an active volunteer in numerous professional and community organizations. In addition to being a member of multiple academic, provincial and national committees, she is an accreditation reviewer for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. She is a member of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination Committee and is actively involved in program approval of practical nursing programs outside of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Associate Director, BN (Collaborative) Program
Dr. Sue Ann Mandville-Anstey, B.N., M.N., Ph.D., R.N.
Tel: 709-777-8169, Fax: 709-777-8177

Dr. Mandville-Anstey has been a faculty member at the Centre for Nursing Studies since 2001 teaching in the areas of community health and gerontology, in both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative) and Practical Nursing programs. Since completion of her PhD in 2013, Dr. Mandville-Anstey’s area of research has been focused on fostering positive aging, employment and ageism. Dr. Mandville-Anstey is an active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Gerontological Nurse Association (NLGNA) as well as a board member on the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association (CGNA).

Associate Director, Non-Degree Programs
Natasha Fulford, B.N., M.N., R.N.
Tel: 709-777-8173, Fax: 709-777-7324

Ms. Fulford has been a faculty member at the Centre for Nursing Studies since 2015, teaching in the areas of medical/surgical nursing, perioperative nursing, in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Collaborative), Practical Nursing and Continuing Nursing Studies programs, which includes Internationally Educated Nursing program. Prior to entering the field of nursing education, Ms. Fulford practiced in the areas of acute medical/surgical, perioperative and pain management. Ms. Fulford is an active member of the Education Advisory Committee with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is an active member of volunteer community organizations and committees. Ms. Fulford is a former graduate of the Centre for Nursing Studies.



Role Office / Contact Telephone
Garland, Jon, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. Computer Lab Coordinator Room 122
Tel: 709-777-8194
Green, Debra Secretary – Practical Nursing Program Room 1024
Tel: 709-777-8158
Haines, Brenda Business Office Room 1032
Tel: 709-777-6644
Hutchens, Karen, B.A., M.L.I.S. Coordinator/Reference Librarian Room G39
Tel: 709-777-8189
Norman, Tina Secretary – Bachelor of Nursing Program Room 1111
Tel: 709-777-8164
VACANT Operations Officer/Library Assistant Room G02/LRC
Tel: 709-777-8179/709-777-8192
VACANT Secretary – Continuing Nursing Studies Room 1026
Tel: 709-777-8158
Rice, Catherine Registrar – Non-Degree Programs Room  1007
Tel: 709-777-8174
Roberts, Paula Executive Assistant to CNS Director Room 1031
Tel: 709-777-8161
Waterman, Denise Registrar – Bachelor of Nursing Program Room 1132
Tel: 709-777-8171


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Last updated: 2021-09-08