Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

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l'Association Canadienne des �coles de sciences infirmi�res

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Issue #13: April 2012

�dition #13: Avril 2012

CASN News / Les nouvelles de l'ACESI 

Only one week left!
CASN Nursing Research Conference 2012
 Innovation in Research and Knowledge Exchange
May 7th - 10th, 2012
Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Toronto, ON
The program for the conference, and list of poster presentations are now available for download.
The Art of Healing
CASN is pleased to announce the 2012 Nursing Research Conference social event: The Art of Healing at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Wednesday May 9th, 2012 1800-2100hrs ($90.00)
The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, and is known for its innovative architectural design by world-renowned Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The CASN event: The Art of Healing will begin with a guided tour of the gallery's exhibitions focusing on representations of healing and wellness throughout the artistic eras. Following this exciting and informative tour, participants will enjoy a delectable dinner catered by award-winning Executive Chef Anne Yarymowich and her culinary team.

Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy an evening of art and fine dining!  

Register Now 
Il ne vous reste plus qu'une semaine!   
Conf�rence de l'ACESI Recherche en Sciences infirmi�res 2012
Innovation en recherche et �change des connaissances
7-10 mai 2012
Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Toronto, ON
Le Programme
Le programme de la conf�rence et la liste des s�ances de pr�sentation d'affiches peuvent maintenant �tre t�l�charg�s.  
L'art de gu�rir
L'ACESI a le plaisir d'annoncer la soir�e sociale de la Conf�rence Recherche en Sciences infirmi�res 2012 : L'art de gu�rir au Mus�e des beaux-arts de l'Ontario.
Mercredi le 9 mai 2012, de 18h � 21h. (90.00$)
Le mus�e des beaux-arts de l'Ontario est l'un des plus grand mus�e d'art en Am�rique du nord, et  est reconnu pour son design architectural novateur cr�e par le c�l�bre architecte canadien Frank Gehry.  La soir�e sociale de l'ACESI :L'art de gu�rir commencera par une visite guid�e th�matique qui met l'accent sur les repr�sentations de gu�rison et de bien-�tre tout au long des diff�rentes �poques artistiques.  Suite � cette visite enrichissante et fascinante, les participants auront droit � un d�ner gastronomique servi par la Chef ex�cutive prim�, Anne Yarymowich et son �quipe culinaire.  
Ne manquez pas cette occasion unique : une soir�e inoubliable d'art et de fine gastronomie!



Register now.  Only one week left.  

Spaces are limited! 

 Workshop on Scholarship 


On May 7, 2012, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing invites you to participate in a workshop that will assist schools of nursing to enhance the quality of their scholarship program.

Workshop Themes:
What is Nursing Scholarship?
How can Scholarship be enhanced?
What evidence demonstrates Scholarship?

When:  May 7, 2012, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Where:  Courtyard by Marriott - 475 Yonge Street, Toronto           
Register by May 2, 2012, by visiting:
Registration fee:  $225

For more information please visit our website

Register Now!



Il ne vous reste plus qu'une semaine!

Les places sont limit�es!
L'atelier sur L'avancement des Connaissances

Le 7 mai 2012, l'Association des �coles de sciences infirmi�res (ACESI) vous invite � participer � un atelier.  L'ACESI offre cette formation pour assister les �coles de sciences infirmi�res � am�liorer la qualit� de leur programme de l'avancement des connaissances.
Th�mes de l'atelier:
Qu'est-ce que l'avancement des connaissances?
Comment l`avancement des connaissances peuvent-elles �tre am�lior�es?
Quelles sont les caract�ristiques de l`avancement des connaissances?

Date: le 7 mai 2012, 08h30 � 16h30
Lieu: Courtyard by Marriott - 475 Yonge Street, Toronto               
Inscription avant le 2 mai 2012, par visiter le:
Frais d'inscription: 225$ 

Visiter notre site web pour plus d'information 

Incrivez-vous d�s maintenant!




CASN is proud to present Palliative and End-of-Life Care    

Nursing Teaching and Learning Resources

Over the past two years, members of a multidisciplinary CASN Advisory Committee have been involved in a national nursing project, which aims to facilitate the integration of palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC) foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes in baccalaureate nursing education across Canada.

As part of this project, various resources were developed: Palliative and End-of-Life Care Entry-to-Practice Competencies and Indicators for Registered Nurses, a PEOLC Environmental Scan, and three teaching and learning resources which include:

  1.  A Story About Care video;
  2.  Palliative and End-of-Life Care Toolkit - An online teaching and learning resource to support undergraduate nursing education programs in Canada; and,
  3.  Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Faculty Guide for Nursing Education - A teaching and learning resource based on a pedagogical model: Story-based learning




L'ACESI est fier de vous pr�senter des ressources d'enseignement et d'apprentissage sur les soins palliatifs et de fin de vie 

Ces deux derni�res ann�es, les membres d'un comit� consultatif multidisciplinaire de l'ACESI ont particip� � un projet national de soins infirmiers, qui vise � faciliter l'int�gration des connaissances de base, des comp�tences et des comportements li�s aux soins palliatifs et de fin de vie (SPFV) dans les programmes de baccalaur�at en sciences infirmi�res du Canada.

Dans le cadre de ce projet, diverses ressources ont �t� d�velopp�es tel que des comp�tences et indicateurs pour l'admissibilit� � la pratique en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie pour les infirmi�res, analyse du contexte de SPFV de l'ACESI, et trois ressources d'enseignement et d'apprentissage qui incluent:

  1.  Vid�o: A Story About Care
  2.  Trousse d'outils pour les soins palliatifs et de fin de vie - Outils en ligne pour l'enseignement et l'apprentissage dans les programmes d'�tudes de premier cycle en sciences infirmi�res du Canada
  3.  Soins Palliatifs et de fin de vie : Guide du formateur en sciences infirmi�res - Une ressource d'enseignement et d'apprentissage fond�e sur le mod�le p�dagogique de l'apprentissage par la narration d'histoires


"Development of Guiding Principles and Essential Components for IEN Bridging Programs" Project Forum, February 28th, 2012


On February 28th, 2012 over 50 stakeholders from universities, colleges, immigrant settlement organizations, healthcare institutions, nursing regulatory bodies, and provincial and federal government ministries attended the CASN IEN Bridging Project Forum. 




F�vrier 28, 2012 : Forum concernant le projet sur le �d�veloppement des principes directeurs et des �l�ments essentiels aux programmes de transition pour les IFE�


Le 28 f�vrier 2012, plus de 50 intervenants provenant des universit�s, des coll�ges, des organismes en charge de l'�tablissement des immigrants, des institutions de sant�, des organismes de r�glementation en sciences infirmi�res, ainsi que des gouvernements f�d�ral et provinciaux ont assist� au Forum de l'ACESI sur le projet concernant les programmes de transitions pour les IFE. 






Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety:

A Knowledge Translation Symposium


Stakeholders across the country including, First Nations, Inuit, and M�tis, nursing educators, and students, met in Toronto, Ontario on March 19th and 20th, 2012 to discuss the very important concepts of cultural competence and cultural safety in nursing education.





Symposium sur l'�change des connaissances relatives aux comp�tences culturelles et � la s�curit� culturelle dans la formation infirmi�re


Le 19 et 20 mars 2012, des intervenants de partout au pays repr�sentant les Premi�res Nations, les Inuits, les M�tis, ainsi que les enseignants et �tudiants en sciences infirmi�res se sont rassembl�s pour discuter des concepts importants concernant la comp�tence culturelle et la s�curit� culturelle dans l'enseignement des sciences infirmi�res. 




Nursing Notes / Notes infirmi�res




 M�decins Sans Fronti�res (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose lives are threatened by conflict, neglect, disease or catastrophe. Every day, MSF aid workers from around the world provide lifesaving assistance to people affected by disaster, conflict, epidemics, or exclusion from healthcare. MSF works independently of political, religious or other motivations, delivering medical aid based on human need, often in difficult geographical or political contexts, where others cannot or choose not to go.

Medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for evening presentations in various Canadian cities to learn more about how they can join MSF's pool of dedicated aid workers.

You'll meet experienced MSF aid workers from your area and hear their stories of life ''in the field.'' Together with a Recruitment Officer, they will discuss MSF requirements and the application process.

Information sessions in your area:

Vancouver, BC @ April 18th , 2012
Saskatoon, SK   @ May 8th , 2012
Qu�bec, QC        @ May 10th, 2012
Toronto, ON        @ May 14th, 2012
Montr�al, QC      @ May 23rd, 2012
Ottawa, ON          @ June 7th, 2012

**Online Webinar in French** @ April 19th, 2012


For additional information please contact Michel Marchildon at [email protected]




Tous les jours, des travailleurs humanitaires de M�decins sans fronti�res (MSF) du monde entier fournissent une assistance vitale aux personnes touch�es par des catastrophes, des conflits, des �pid�mies, ou qui n'ont pas acc�s � des soins de sant�. MSF travaille sans aucune discrimination quant � la race, la religion, les opinions philosophiques ou politiques, pour fournir une aide m�dicale en fonction des besoins humains, souvent dans des contextes g�ographiques ou politiques difficiles, l� o� d'autres ne peuvent ou ne veulent pas aller.

En tant que professionnel m�dical et non m�dical, vous �tes invit�s � participer � des pr�sentations qui vous permettront d'en apprendre davantage sur la fa�on dont vous pouvez faire partie du r�seau de travailleurs humanitaires d�vou�s de MSF. Vous rencontrerez des expatri�s MSF d'exp�rience de votre r�gionqui partageront des r�cits de leur vie � sur le terrain �. De plus, ils discuteront des exigences et du processus de recrutement MSF avec l'aide d'un agent des ressources humaines.

S�ances d'information dans votre r�gion:

Vancouver, BC @ 18 avril 2012
Saskatoon, SK   @ 8 mai 2012
Qu�bec, QC        @ 10 mai 2012
Toronto, ON        @ 14 mai 2012
Montr�al, QC      @ 23 mai 2012
Ottawa, ON          @ 7 juin 2012

**Webinar en fran�ais - EN LIGNE** @ 19 avril 2012


Pour plus d'information, SVP communiquez avec Michel Marchildon � [email protected].



CALL FOR PAPERS - Primary Healthcare Research Day


Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1st, 2012





CALL FOR PAPERS - Nursing Research and Practice


Investigators are invited to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the ongoing discussion of best practices for screening for distress, the development of strategies for implementing distress screening programs, and evaluation of outcomes. 


Manuscript Submission deadline: September 7th, 2012





CNF Campaign closing in on $2.9 million!


March 2012 - The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) has now raised almost $2.9 million for its Nursing 4.0 campaign and is on track to reach the $4 million goal.





La campagne de la FIIC se rapproche des 2,9 millions de dollars


Mars 2012 - La Fondation des infirmi�res et infirmiers du Canada (FIIC) a recueilli jusqu'� maintenant pr�s de 2,9 millions de dollars dans le cadre de sa campagne Soins infirmiers 4.0 qui devrait atteindre l'objectif de 4 millions de dollars.





Harper government invests in clinical research


Ottawa, (March 15, 2012) - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced today a renewed partnership between the Government of Canada and Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) to strengthen clinical research in Canada.




Le gouvernement Harper investit dans la recherche clinique


Ottawa, le 15 mars 2012 - L'honorable Leona Aglukkaq, ministre de la Sant�, a annonc� aujourd'hui le renouvellement du partenariat entre le gouvernement du Canada et Les compagnies de recherche pharmaceutique du Canada (Rx&D) dans le but de promouvoir la recherche clinique au Canada.





Call for Abstracts for the "Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with developmental disabilities" Conference


The Call for abstracts for the conference is now open! Click here to submit your abstract !! 



Accreditation Canada Accreditation 


Shortly after graduation, most if not all, of your graduates will be experiencing Accreditation Canada accreditation with their first employer.  Appreciating what health services accreditation is about, its contribution not only to safer and quality healthcare but also to a safer and quality workplace for the employees and others, is fundamental.  As nurses, the accreditation process can be optimized or minimized and ignored.  Optimizing the process is essential if we are together to succeed in improving quality for clients and those providing care. Consequently, I wish to suggest that as your curriculum is reviewed, you consider including reference to health services accreditation by Accreditation Canada.  This does not need to be a timing consuming curriculum element yet a strategic reference. 


I would be pleased to further elaborate or contribute to some highlights that might be included within your curriculum content.   Please feel free to contact me at any time by email ( [email protected] ) or telephone (800-814-7769 ext 268).



Call for Abstracts on the coming World Congress 2012






Researchers in McMaster University's Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) together with the Ontario Hospital Association have developed a unique web-based resource, to help hospitals and health care facilities overcome barriers in the integration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) into the workforce. 




Call for Abstracts


Atlantic Region - Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (ARCASN)

AGM & Research Conference
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
June 21-23, 2012
Professional Nursing Presence:  Setting Priorities for the Health of Nursing
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher
University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing
Executive Director - Nursing the Future

You are invited to submit an abstract for this conference.  The conference will include 30-minute concurrent presentations and limited poster displays scheduled over one and one-half days.  Abstracts are due no later than midnight, February 24, 2012.  They are to be submitted online to: mailto:[email protected]?subject=ARCASN Abstract Submission. 





Academic exchange quarterly invites submissions

This issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly invites submissions on innovative and efficient approaches for educating health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. Nurses, physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers, dietitians, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, and other health care professionals are encouraged to submit manuscripts sharing their experiences instructing or precepting learners.  





The International Network on the Disability Creation Process (iNDCP) is offering different courses in Spring 2012 !! 





Le r�seau international sur le processus de production du handicap (RIPPH) offre ce printemps 2012 plusieurs cours int�ressant !!





Call for Abstracts for the 4th Biennial Nursing Conference




Upcoming Events / �v�nements � venir


International Education Seminar of Risk and Emergency Management for Healthcares

May 2-4, 2012

London, UK



Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day

May 6, 2012

Toronto, Ontario



 Child and Youth Mental Health Matters

May 6-8, 2012

Vancouver, BC



CNF 2nd Annual Nightingale Gala

2e Gala Annuel Nightingale de la FIIC 

May 9th, 2012 / 9 mai 2012

Ottawa, Ontario

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CEP Webinar: Knowledge Translation Part II

May 15, 2012



International Nursing Conference - Nursing:

Caring to Know, Knowing to Care

June 4-7, 2012

Jerusalem, Israel



CEP Webinar: Guideline Adaptation

June 12, 2012



Canadian Ecohealth Training Program

Formation Canadienne en �cosant�

June 16-19, 2012

More... / Suite...


NETNEP 2012 - 4th International Nurse Education


June 17-20, 2012

Baltimore, USA



11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics

June 23-27, 2012

Montr�al, QC



International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) 2012 Annual Conference

August 1-3, 2012

Montr�al, QC



4th Biennial Nursing Conference

September 29, 2012

Windsor, ON



Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

November 15-17, 2012

Vancouver, BC



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The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are pleased to present Registered Nurses Education in Canada Statistics, 2009-2010.Featured Article


L'Association canadienne des �coles de sciences infirmi�res (AC�SI) et l'Association des infirmi�res et infirmiers du Canada (AIIC) pr�sentent Statistiques sur la formation d'infirmi�res et d'infirmiers au Canada, 2009-2010. 





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