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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.
|CASN News / Actualités de l'ACESI |
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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CASN Public Health Sub-Committee
The CASN Public Health Sub-Committee will be conducting a 3 hour workshop at both pre-conferences for Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and Community Health Nurses Association of Canada (CHNAC). The purpose of the workshop is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the two key objectives of the subcommittee's work: the leveling of the community/Public Health Nursing Standards for new nursing graduates and tool to assess the quality of community clinical placements. We strongly encourage those who are attending the CPHA and CHNAC conference to also register for the CASN Public Health Sub-Committee workshop. Dates of pre-conferences workshops are:CPHA
June 7th, 2009 13:00 to 17:00
Winnipeg Convention Centre
For more information or to register for this session, please click here
. CHNACJune 17th, 2009 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coast Plaza Hotel - Calgary, Alberta
For more information or to register for this session, please click here
. About CASN Public Health Sub-Committee
The CASN Public Health Sub-Committee was formed in 2004 and is supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The committee's objectives are: to level Community/Public Health competencies for baccalaureate nursing graduates; and develop a tool for schools of nursing to evaluate practice and assess placements to determine suitability relevant to community (CH) education. The Subcommittee will make recommendations about undergraduate community/public health competencies and processes for achieving them to CASN Accreditation Bureau (CAB) for CASN Accreditation Standards (AS).
CASN Executive Career Opportunity
Executive DirectorPosition Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaPermanent Opportunities
This position is with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and reports to the Board of Directors.Language requirements:
Bilingual Imperative in French/EnglishWho can apply:
Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents in Canada
Please send your application by April 15th, 2009
Offre d'emplois pour Direction générale de l'ACESI
Titre: Directrice générale ou directeur général
Lieu de travail: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Possibilité d'emploi permanent
La personne choisie travaille pour l'Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières (ACESI) et relève de son conseil exécutif (CE) et de son conseil d'administration (CA).
Exigences linguistiques: Bilinguisme requis (français/anglais)
Admissibilité: Citoyennes canadiennes et résidentes permanents au Canada
Veuillez faire parvenir votre CV d'ici le 15 avril 2009
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 / Activités à Venir|
Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario / Registered Nurses Association of Ontario:
2009 Conference Program
This three day conference will provide participants with a broad range of updates in healthcare issues for nurse practitioners.
57th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI): Measuring Health workforce inequalities - Methods and Applications
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, British Columbia For more info please visit www.cona-nurse.org
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
Dalhousie University School of NursingKnowledge Exchange Institute for Geriatric Nursing Education
2009 Biennial Research Conference:
Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations
"60 Years of Inspiring Minds" The School of Nursing Research Committee invites interested persons (faculty, students, nurses) to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the upcoming Research Conference. Final decisions will be made and presenters informed by June 15, 2009.
Due date: May 1, 2009
Conference date: October 29, 2009
Citadel Halifax Hotel, 1960 Brunswick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Participants will gain knowledge and tools to integrate best geriatric nursing knowledge and practices in their teaching and curricula, ultimately improving nursing care provided by your students and graduates. Through a train-the-trainer approach, Institute participants will be supported to champion evidence-based geriatric content in nursing curriculum within their universities, provincially, and nationally.
May 6-8, 2009
Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge: Sharing Global Visions & Local Solutions
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: 5th Biennial International Conference on Evidence Based Practice:
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
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.
May 27, 2009
Mississauga Convention Centre, Ontario
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 here to 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
ICN Call for Applications to attend the 2009 Global Nursing Leadership Institute
The new ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute is inviting applications who are interested in participating in the first session. The institute is aimed at Nurses in senior and executive level positions from across the globe in a variety of settings to gain new knowledge from a global perspective to influence changes needed to positively impact health systems, population health and patient outcomes among other things. Institute participants will live in residence during the five day program and all work will be conducted in English.
September 7-11, 2009
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
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 8th International Conference: Older People Deserve the Best - The Journey of Transformational & Sustained Change
Experience in healthcare 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. October 6-8, 2009
Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
For details, click here.
The Early Years Conference 2010: The Rights of the Child
The conference will explore early childhood, family and community development through the lens of Child Rights.
The Victoria Conference Centre and The Fairmont Empress,
Victoria, British Columbia
February 4th - 6th, 2010
|Learning From Others / Apprendre des autres|
The CNSA Board of Directors met in January 2009 in Charlottetown, PEI prior to the 2009 Conference.
There were approximately 400 students at the conference.
"Plan to Replace Registered Nurses with Unregulated Workers Will Risk Blood Supply Safety, Says Ontario Nurses' Association"
TORONTO, March 3 - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) plan to replace registered nurses who perform health screening and assessments of blood donors with unregulated employees will risk the safety of our country's blood supply.
"This misguided plan poses a serious risk to the safety of the public as well as to the safety of the country's blood supply," says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. "Those trusted with keeping the supply safe should remember the lessons learned during the tainted blood scandal of the 1990s and cancel this ill-thought-out plan." Click here to view full article
"Federal Funding for Saskatchewan Nursing Project"
SASKATCHEWAN, March 6 /Government of Saskatchewan/-Saskatchewan has today received $284,000 in federal funding for a research project designed to keep registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses working in the province.
The Research to Action - Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses is a collaborative effort involving the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Health Canada, Canadian Health Care Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and nine provinces.
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), the Saskatoon Health Region and the Ministry of Health will examine levels of staffing in order to develop a process to determine a ratio between nurses and patients that is specific to nursing units.
In addition to the federal funding for this project, the Saskatchewan government has devoted $103,000, the Saskatoon Health Region $93,000 and SUN $28,000. Click here to view full article.
Internationally Educated Nurses Research
This is a formal request to seek your assistance in recruiting participants for a focus group research study on Internationally Educated Nurse in Ontario. The study's principal investigator is Dr. Sioban Nelson, Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. The study's co-investigator is Bukola Kolawole, a PhD student at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
Forty percent of Internationally Educated Nurses do not complete the registration process to become to practice as Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario. The purpose of this research study is to explore the barriers confronting internationally educated nurses in becoming registered to practice in Ontario. The findings from this study will help inform policy that targets the 40% of internationally educated nurses who fail to complete the application process to become registered to practice in Ontario.
To be eligible for this study, the Internationally Educated Nurse must have been previously licensed or registered to practice as a nurse in a country outside of Canada. Also, he/she must have contacted the College of Nurses of Ontario and started the process of getting registered to practice as a nurse in Ontario. The Internationally Educated Nurse must have stopped the process of becoming registered to practice as a nurse in Ontario and must not be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in any nursing bridging or upgrading program.
We are requesting your help to distribute the attached letter of invitation to members of your networks/organization. You can also post the attached posters in strategic locations in your organization. Participation is completely voluntary. Potential participants can contact Bukola Kolawole as specified in the letter.
Thank you for your attention to this request. If you need additional information or have suggestions for recruitment, please contact Bukola Kolawole at 647-883-6307 or email@example.com
Bukola Kolawole, RN, BScN, MN
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 130
"UNB Shows Off New Nursing Facilities"
FREDERICTON, March 18 /The Daily Gleaner/ - The recent expansion of MacLaggan Hall will help keep the University of New Brunswick's faculty of nursing competitive with other training facilities across the country. University officials marked the official dedication of the expanded hall Tuesday by taking Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and other guests on a tour of the new facilities. The $2.7-million project expanded the building to include a new wing that faces Windsor Street and measures about 790 square metres (8,500 square-feet). Click here to view full article.
"New Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Program for Prince Edward Island Nurses"
CHARLOTTETOWN, March 23 - The Department of Health, the PEI Nurses Union and the University of Prince Edward Island School of Nursing are partnering on a collaborative project to bring a new Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Program to Prince Edward Island.
The program is part of a new initiative, Research to Action: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses, being undertaken by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) with funding from Health Canada, to improve recruitment and retention strategies through projects in nine provinces across Canada. Click here to view full article.
McGill University Health Centre: Centre for Innovation in Research and Knowledge to Action in Nursing
Nurse Scientists! Are you interested in:
- 100% time for research activities?
- Collaborations with clinicians and administrators?
- Getting research knowledge into practice - "EIDM"?
Do you have:
- A PhD with strong research preparation?
- A post-doctoral program in progress or completed?
Then McGill University is interested in you. Click here to view the online flyer or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
"British Columbia provides funding to speed up nursing grads"
VANCOUVER, March 25 - The Province is providing a one-time grant of more than $650,000 to Vancouver Community College (VCC) to equip laboratories and support start-up and operating costs for an accelerated three-year bachelor of science in nursing program, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. Click here to view full article.
"Budget fails to address nursing shortage: Nurses say"
TORONTO - March 26 - Nurses are disappointed that the budget unveiled by the McGuinty government is a tax cut budget that doesn't adequately address the healthcare needs of Ontarians. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says healthcare is not a sunny day expenditure that can be tossed aside during times of recession. Click here to view full article. Take Advantage of Awards Offered by CACCN
"Nurses across Canada are reducing wait times"
OTTAWA, March 26 - A new treatment regime initiated by a clinical nurse specialist in New Westminster, B.C., means cardiac surgery patients have fewer complications and spend less time in hospital. A nurse-managed outpatient chemotherapy clinic in Toronto decreases wait times for treatment. Intervention from a nurse practitioner reduces the need for hospitalization for long-term care residents across Ontario. Nurses working collaboratively with physicians has almost doubled the capacity of some family practices in Halifax. Click here to view full article.
Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses awards:
Brenda Morgan Leadership Excellence Award - click here
Cardinal Health "Chasing Excellence" Award - 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
|Inspiring the Inspirational |
From the book Words of Hope from Nurses to Nurses
Sue Heacock, RN, MBA, COHN-S
"At Your Service"
I was coming out of the ladies room. There was an elderly woman attempting to enter the room. Her husband had pushed her - in her wheelchair - right up to the door. But the door was not automatic. She was trying to push the door open - half sitting/half standing - in her chair. That's when I pulled open the door.
I caught her by the arm and asked if she needed any help. She simply replied, "Yes." I said I would help and took her hand. I held onto her as we made our way to a stall. I took her right to the toilet. Not wanting to take any chances, I made sure she was holding onto the support bars in the stall before I stepped out to hold the door closed. I told her to call when she was ready to come out.
When she called I assisted her to the sink to wash her hands and retrieved paper towels for her. I even threw them away when she was finished as I didn't want her to have to to do anymore than necessary.
On our way out of the bathroom she said, "This is such a lovely service. Do you just stand here and do this for everyone?" I said, "Yes, I do it for everyone."
Lori Wheeler, LPN
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