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|What happended to gym class? |
"According to experts, kids just aren't getting enough.
'We have an issue of children not being physically active according to guidelines', says Maureen Dobbins, PhD, associate professor at the School of Nursing at McMaster University." Read more
CASN is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs across Canada. Our mission is to lead nursing education and nursing scholarship in the interest of healthier Canadians.
À propos de l'ACESI
L'ACESI est le porte-parole national pour l'enseignement et la recherche en sciences infirmières et représente le baccalauréat et les études graduées des programmes de sciences infirmières au Canada. Notre mission est d'orienter la formation infirmière et l'avancement des connaissances en sciences infirmières dans l'intérêt d'une meilleure santé des Canadiennes et des Canadiens.
|News From CASN |
Meeting with the Minister of Health:
MP, Leonna Aglukkaq
The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and the Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulators, met with the Federal government Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, on February 25th. We spoke with the Minister regarding key issues facing nursing practice and education across Canada and sought her support in 4 areas - health human resources, interprofessional collaborative care, nursing research and health system accountability.
Specifically we asked the Minister to support:
a. a repeat of the National Survey on health and work of nurses (and other professionals) to see if investments and policies to address this over the past few years have made any difference in terms of which ones are having the best impact, in terms of the best return for our investment - to refocus our efforts.
b. that committed funding in the budget include a focus on interprofessional collaborative practice through distance education and clinical simulation equipment for undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and faculty development. This would be remove barriers to access to education experienced by nurses in the north and rural areas. Furthermore, we encourage the Minister to strengthen the relationship with HRSDC and education policy given education and health are closely linked in an overall HHR strategy.
c. Continued investment in nursing research with a focus on new models of care, interprofessionalism and HHR to strengthen the health system.
d. The nursing community would be pleased to work on activities to ensure accountability in the remaining 5 years of the Accord funding and future investments beyond that time.
Photo (from left to right): Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler (CASN President), Karen Neufeld (CNA President), Leona Aglukkaq, MP, Minister of Health, Ellen Rukholm, (CASN Executive Director), Linda Stanger, Executive Director/Registrar CLPNA, Rachel Bard, (CNA CEO), and Linda Silas (CFNU Executive Director).
Nursing Research Conference
Interrelationships between Theory, Research, and Practice: A Systemic Approach in Nursing
May 4- 7, 2009
Hotel Delta Beauséjour
Moncton, New Brunswick
For additional information, please visit the CASN website www.casn.ca
Conférence de recherche en sciences infirmières 2009: Interrelation de la théorie, de la recherche et de la pratique: une approche systémique en sciences infirmières
4-7 mai, 2009
Hôtel Delta Beauséjour
Mocton, New Brunswick
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Pour plus de renseignement, visitez le site web de l'ACESI www.casn.ca
National Thesis Depository
Since 2001, CASN has been collecting nursing theses for a national nursing thesis depository; however, we have received very few contributions. This message is to advise Canadian schools of nursing that CASN will no longer be accepting theses for the national depository. Instead, we suggest that nursing theses be submitted to Theses Canada, a program run by Library and Archives of Canada, whose mandate is to gather theses from Canadian universities and make them available both to researchers and to the general public.
For information on how to participate in the Theses Canada program, please go to the Library and Archives Canada
wesbite. For a complete list of the universities involved in the program, please click here
Portail de Thèses Canada
Depuis 2001, l'ACESI collectionnait les thèses pour un dépôt central, mais nous avons reçu très peu de contribution. Ce message est pour vous informer que l''ACESI n'acceptera plus les thèses. Au lieu, on suggère que les thèses en sciences infirmières soient soumises au Portail de Thèses Canada, un programme de la Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, qui a le mandat d'amassé les thèses des universités canadiennes et les rendre accessibles aux chercheurs et chercheuses et au public général.
Pour plus d'information sur comment participer au programme Portail de thèses Canada, veuillez consulter le site web de la Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
. Pour une liste complète des universités qui participent au programme, veuillez cliquer ici
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and Canadian Nurses Association collaborate to strengthen Aboriginal Nursing Human Resources
OTTAWA, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - On the 2nd of February 2009, a memorandum of understanding was signed in Ottawa to establish an exciting collaboration among the Aboriginal Nurses of Canada (ANAC), the Canadian Association ofSchools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).
"Making it Happen: Strengthening Aboriginal Health Human Resources" is the empowering project bringing together ANAC with CASN and CNA. This joint venture addresses cultural proficiency through the creation of a framework that will guide the development of cultural competencies in education of nursing students...Click here to view full article...
National Student and Faculty Survey
- One week past the mid-February due date, 50% of CASN members have completed this year's student and faculty survey
- Another 15% have arranged extensions and expect to submit by mid-March
- Hopefully all other schools will also complete the survey by mid-March
- Last year, 99% of CASN members participated in the survey.
- 100% participation is our target this year
Call for Bilingual Accreditation Reviewers!
CASN is currently in need of new accreditation reviewers, particularly bilingual reviewers. All interested applicants should submit a completed reviewer application form and updated CV to Michelle Viau at email@example.com . The role of reviewers is critical to the success and credibility of the CASN accreditation program. Reviewers are expected to assess programs offered by schools of nursing against CASN accreditation standards and identify those programs that demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. The commitment of reviewers is to participate in at least two reviews during two consecutive years. As well, reviewers must have: the support of their schools for release time and the authorization of their Dean or Director to participate in a review; and a willingness to devote personal time to training, orientation to the programs to be reviewed, preparation for a review by reading review documentation, participation in the on-site visit(s), and development of the team review reports.
Reviewers must meet the following criteria:
Hold a Master's degree or higher education;
Five years experience teaching in a baccalaureate or graduate program in nursing;
Experience as a full-time nursing faculty member;
Recent involvement in a baccalaureate or graduate program in nursing as an educator or administrator;
Knowledge of the Canadian healthcare delivery system; and,
Active involvement in nursing scholarship.
For more information on the CASN reviewer role, please visit www.casn.ca, or contact Michelle Viau, firstname.lastname@example.org , 613-235-3150 ext. 21. Interested reviewers are always welcome to submit their application and CV.
Dr. Pat L. Griffin Fund of CASN
The Dr. Pat L. Griffin Fund of CASN acknowledges the leadership contributions Pat made to nursing education and scholarship. The fund will support research in nursing education, and work to achieve Pat's dream of establishing a Chair in Nursing Education in Canada. To help make Pat's dream a reality, please consider making a donation, and approaching others, such as your colleagues and institution, about also donating. To access the donation form and brochure, please visit www.casn.ca
|Upcoming Events |
Canadian Patient Safety Institute: Canadian Safe Surgery Saves Lives Workshop
The Canadian "Safe Surgery Saves Lives" initiative will be publicly launched at this workshop.
March 3-4, 2009
Westin Prince Hotel,
18th Annual Calgary History of Medicine Days
The History of Medicine Days are an annual two-day Nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary in which undergraduate students from across Canada give 10-minute presentations on the history of medicine and health care.
March 6 - 7, 2009
University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
Click here for the registration form.
For more information on the conference, visit their website
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Clinical Nursing Symposium - Call for Stories!
This is an opportunity for individual nurses to submit stories that demonstrate their use of nursing knowledge on the frontline. The stories should illustrate the knowledge that nurses' use everyday clinical nursing practice.
Deadline: March 13, 2009
May 27, 2009
Mississauga Convention Centre, Ontario
Recherche, décision et action
Le Comité de la recherche de la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l'Université de Montréal et les établissements affiliés tiennent la Deuxième rencontre de partenariat de recherche
26 mars, 2009
13 hres 30 à 17 hres 00
3175, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal
Confirmation de votre présence avant le 17 mars 2009 par courriel à:
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 8th International Conference: Older People Deserve the Best - The Journey of Transformational & Sustained Change
Experience in health care work has demonstrated that sharing our vision and commitment is key to transformational change. The goal of this 8th International Elder Care conference is to promote and support transformational and sustained change in the Care of Older Persons and in Geriatrics.
Deadline: March 27, 2009
October 6-8, 2009
Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
57th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI): Measuring Health workforce inequalities - Methods and Applications
2009 Conference Program
Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario / Registered Nurses Association of Ontario:
This three day conference will provide participants with a broad range of updates in health care issues for nurse practitioners.
Deadline: Friday April 10, 2009 November 6-8, 2009
The Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Call for abstracts and posters now open.
*CALL FOR PAPERS*
The World Health Organization's Department of Human Resources for Health (WHO / HRH), in collaboration with the ISI, solicits high-quality submissions of original statistical research results and/or experience focusing on the topic of "Measuring health workforce inequalities: methods and applications". Selected submissions are to be presented at a Special Topic Meeting at the 57th Session of the ISI.
Close-off date: April 13, 2009
Submission deadline: May 15, 2009
August 16-22, 2009
Durban, South Africa
The 32nd Annual Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association Conference: A Medley of Orthopaedic Knowledge
April 26-29, 2009
The Grand Okanagan, Kelowna, BC For more info please visit www.cona-nurse.org
Or to view the program brochure please click here.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute: Canada's Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Canada's Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement will provide multiple learning streams with a national and international flavour. Toronto, Ontario
April 28 - 30, 2009
Colloque international: Transformer les pratiques infirmières pour répondre aux défis de l'heure
Les responsables invitent les infirmières concernées par la transformation des pratiques, qu'elles soient infirmières au chevet, praticiennes, cliniciennes, gestionnaires, enseignantes ou chercheuses à partager leurs pratiques innovantes ou leurs recherches en répondant à cet appel de communication.29-30 avril, 2009
Université du Québec en Outaouais,Gatineau
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: 5th Biennial International Conference on Evidence Based Practice: Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge: Sharing Global Visions & Local Solutions
The primary goal of the conference is to provide an international forum to advance the global vision of nursing excellence, through local development of evidence based practice cultures.
Deadline: May 8, 2009
December 2-4, 2009
Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto
University of Western Ontario: Engaing Reflection in Health Professional Education and Practice
This inaugural interdisciplinary conference calls together scholars interested in advancing knowledge and scholarship about the place of "reflection" in health professional education and practice. Those who work in the field perceive a widespread need for a scholarly community that brings interdisciplinary groups together to exchange knowledge and to think together about pressing issues and key questions for advancing the field. This conference is a first step in that direction.
May 13-15, 2009
The 15th National Conference on Gerontological Nursing: Making Moments Matter
May 27-30, 2009
The Banff Conference Centre, Banff, AB
Evidence-Informed Health Care Practice Workshop
The workshop is offered as a one week intensive course. Participants will be learning in small groups led by nursing faculty from McMaster University and other institutions. Workshop objectives: *To help participants advance their skills in the critical appraisal of research literature. **To help participants learn how to teach EIHC practice using a variety of educational modelsMay 31-June 5, 2009
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
, to view more information and the registration form.
13th International Nursing Research Conference
The event is bilingual (Spanish - English), and will have simultaneous translation in several sessions. The abstracts submissions can also be in Spanish or English.
Deadline for abstract submission: June 3, 2009
November 11-13, 2009
For more info, click here or visit their website at www.isciii.es/investen
The Community Health Nurses' Association of Canada (CHNAC) and the Community Health Nurses of Alberta (CHNA) are proud to announce the 3rd National Community Health Nurses Conference.
The theme of this year's conference will be: Blazing our Trails...Tools, Tactics and Taking Charge
June 17-19, 2009
Coast Plaza Hotel
Click hereto view the online flyer and the registration form...
The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
2nd Annual Nursing Research Day: Leading Research in our Communities
The goal of this conference is to provide a venue for sharing research findings and fostering exchange of ideas relevant to enhancing health in our communities.
Pre-conference: June 23, 2009
International Council of Nurses'
ICN Confirms New Dates for 24th Quadrennial Congress and Council of National Representatives
June 27 - July 4, 2009Durban, South Africa
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada - 33rd annual conference - "Making it Happen" Mamawihisicikewin (working together)
The purpose of this national conference provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Nurses to come together to share, support, network and build partnerships to improve health
Deadline for submissions: July 3, 3009
October 15, 16 & 17, 2009
Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort
5th International Multidisciplinary Academic Spirituality and Health Conference: Working Together for Optimal Health
The University of Calgary in conjunction with Canadian Research Institute of Spirituality and Healing will be hosting the 5th North American Conference Multi Disciplinary Academic Conference on Spirituality and Health. The conference aims to provide a diverse, multidisciplinary, multi-faith forum in order to address spirituality from a broad health focus.
September 24 - 26, 2009
MacEwan Student Centre
University of Calgary, Alberta
|Learning From Others |
Canadian Nurses Foundation - 2009 Scholarship & Award Programs
Deadline for submission of applications: March 31, 2009
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is proud to support nursing education and is very pleased to announce the following 2009 Scholarship & Awards Programs:
- CNF's Scholarship program is open to nursing students at the baccalaureate, master and doctoral level. The value of the award may vary from one scholarship to another. You will be able to find eligibility criteria and application form by clicking here
- The TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund will support First Nation Status or Non-status, Inuit or Métis nurses at the Bachelor, Master's, PhD and Nurse Practitioner levels. For more info
- Inspired by CNF supporter, Mr. Po Ting Ip, this award is dedicated to home health care nurses. For more info
- If you are a nurse wanting to achieve certification or if you are renewing your certification, then this award is for you. For more info
Fund for Internationally Educated Nurses
- RBC Diversity in Nursing Fund for Internationally Educated Nurses or IEN's. For more info
If you have any questions, contact:
Canadian Nurses Foundation
Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada - Programmes de Bourses 2009
Date limite de soumissions: 31 mars, 2009
La fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada est fière d'appuyer la formation en sciences infirmières et très heureux d'annoncer ses programmes de bourses de 2009:
Programme de bourses d'études
- Le programme de bourses d'études de la FIIC s'adresse aux étudiantes/étudiants de baccalauréat, de maîtrise et de doctorat en sciences infirmières. Pour vous informer, cliquez ici
Sciences infirmières autochtones
- Le Fonds autochtone de sciences infirmières TD soutiendra des infirmières et infirmiers inscrit ou non inscrit d'une Première nation, Inuit ou Métis qui étudient en vue d'obtenir un baccalauréat, une maîtrise, un doctorat ou le statut d'infirmière practicienne/infirmier practicien. Cliquez ici
- Crée à l'inspiration de M. Po Ting Ip, donateur de la FIIC, cette bourse d'une valeur totale de $1 000 est destinée aux infirmières/infirmiers à domicile. Cliquez ici
Bourse de certification
- Si vous êtes infirmière ou infimier et désirez obtenir ou renouveler votre certification, cette bourse est pour vous. Cliquez ici
Fonds pour infirmières et infirmiers formés à l'étranger
- Fonds RBC pour la diversité en soins infirmiers à l'intention des infirmières et infirmiers à l'étranger. Cliquez ici
Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec:
Fondation des infirmières et infimiers du Canada
613-237-2159 poste 242
International Partnership Opportunity
The International University of Nursing (www.iuon.org
), based in St Kitts, is seeking partnerships with Canadian Nursing Schools in
accepting transfer students from IUON for the final two semesters of a baccalaureate Nursing Degree. Students would graduate from the Canadian Partner School. IUON pays student tuition and related fees and provides the partnering schools with a capacity fee to cover teaching expenses. Schools interested in exploring this opportunity can contact:
"Nurses Need Incentives to Come North"
The Sudbury Star
"The Ontario government needs to offer more incentives to encourage registered nurses to work in the North, says the co-president of the Sudbury and District Chapter of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario."
"Paul-André Gauthier, a nursing professor at Collège Boréal, was among a contingent of registered nurses and students from Sudbury that joined other RNAO members to meet with 47 MPPs, several of them cabinet ministers, at Queen's Park last month..." To view full news release, click here
Appel de Candidature au Programme FORCES
La Fondation canadienne de la recherche sur les services de santé invite les cadres supérieurs des services de santé et les responsables de politiques des ministères ou leur organisme à poser leur candidature au concours de bourses 2009 du programme FORCES. Dates importantes:
- Présentation des candidatures: le 3 mars 2009
- Divulgation des résultats: le 1er mai 2009
- Première séance en résidence: le 8 au 21 août 2009
Cliquez ici pour visiter le site web. Pour toutes questions, contactez:
Call for Fellowships -EXTRA Program
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation invites senior health-service executives and policy makers from ministries and/or their organizations to submit applications for the 2009 EXTRA fellowships competition. Key dates:
- Application deadline: March 3, 2009
- Results announced: May 1, 2009
- First residency session: August 8-21, 2009
Click here to visit their website. For inquiries, contact:
Universities will train nurses under new strategy
By Anne Kyle, The Leader-PostFebruary 27, 2009
"Nursing students could soon have two options when it comes to where they earn their nursing degree in Saskatchewan.
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour has given its blessing to a registered nursing education strategy that would involve both universities. This model will enable students to acquire their degree either through an interprofessional health sciences program at the University of Saskatchewan or a new degree program being developed by the University of Regina, in partnership with SIAST. The First Nations University of Canada's nursing education program would have the option of partnering with either degree-granting university." Click to read full article...
Take Advantage of Awards Offered by CACCN
Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses awards:
Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award - click here
Cardinal Health "Chasing Excellence" Award - click here
AACN Applauds Congress for Passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Includes Funding for Nursing Education:
$500 Million Will Support Nurses and Other Health Professionals Over the Next Two Years as a result of this New Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2009 - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds Congressional leaders and our Nursing Champions on Capital Hill for securing additional funding for nursing education in the newly passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Obama is expected to sign on Monday, February 16, 2009....click to read more
SIAST - Nursing Division Newsletter: Winter edition 2009
Psychiatric nursing; Practical nursing; Interprofessional education; Scholarship; Clinical practice education; Nursing education; Internationally educated nurses; Scholar forum, and more..
Click here to read their newsletter...
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions - February 2009 Edition of Nurse's Voice
CFNU has prepared a short survey for their readers. They would like to know what you think about Nurse's Voice and what you would like to see improved. Click here
to see the latest edition of Nurse's Voice and participate in the survey.
La Fédération canadienne des syndicats d'infirmières/infirmiers -
La voix des infirmières et infirmiers: édition février 2009
La FCSII a préparé un court sondage pour ses lecteurs et lectrices. Il aimeriont savoir ce que vous aimez dans La voix des infirmières et infimiers et ce qu'il pourront améliorer. Cliquez ici pour accéder l'édition et le sondage.
Why do so many first-year students drop out?
"Accodring to a study published by Statistics Canada, approximately fifteen percent of first-year students won't make it to their second year of university. To be honest, I thought the number of drop-outs would be higher. I already knew that students in their freshman year are at the highest risk of dropping out. It just makes sense. Attending university is a huge commitment of both time and money. In addition to a more demanding academic work load than many students coming out of the public high school system are used to, university also often means living away from home for the first time. And suddenly having to make adult decisions on a regular basis."....To view full article and the Stats Can report, click here...
Chaire de recherche FRSQ - Fondation Newton en développement et évaluation d'interventions en soins infirmiers
Catégories de programme: Bourses de carrières
La chaire a pour but de développer la recherche évaluative en soins infirmiers et de contribuer au développement du Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en science infirmières (GRISIM). Cliquez ici
pour plus d'info.
Fonds de la Recherche en Santé Québec - Newton Foundation Research Chair in Nursing care Development and Evaluation
Program category: Career awards
The purpose of the Chair is to develop evaluative research in the field of nursing and to contribute to the development of the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en sciences infirmières (GRISIM). For more info, click here
Nursing Health Services Research Unit
Community Nursing: Exploring Employment Trends, work life Issues, and Patient Safety Outcomes This presentation highlighted four studies representing a cross-section of research from the home care sector. According to data from the College of Nurses of Ontario (1999-2006) 3-5% of nurses employed in Ontario work in Home Care (HC), with a higher proportion of RPNs working in HC than RNs ...The report from the NHSRU forum held September 15, 2008 is now available at www.nhsru.com
|Inspiring the Inspirational |
From the book Words of Hope from Nurses to Nurses
Sue Heacock, RN, MBA, COHN-S
It Starts With One
"I was so thrilled to be on the "Internet" in 1996, but didn't know where to go and what to look up. I "met" another nurse - Marlene - in a game room and we started to talk. I decided if there were any other nurses on the internet we ought to form a group and support one another. Marlene wrote the newsletter originally - - - a chatty type. I started searching for nurses and our group grew. I named our group Paradigm 97 and wrote a mission statement. I now write and post the monthly newsletter. It is dedicated to evidence based nursing, nursing research, medical news, and medical recalls. We are now international and 450 members."
Frances J. Jessup, RN, BSN
What Frances wrote that also inspired me, "I received my Bachelors in 1995 at the age of 59."
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
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