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Mise � jour de
l'Association canadienne des �coles de sciences infirmi�res



Canadian Nursing Education Conference

Anticipating and Shaping the Future of Nursing Education

Presented by CASN

Call For Abstracts

Deadline: January15, 2014

May 26-28, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia


You are invited to submit an abstract for the Canadian Nursing Education Conference. CASN will be accepting the following types of abstract submissions:
  • Research
  • Work-in-Progress or Proposals for Future Research.
  • On-going Projects.
Conference Subthemes
  • Building Intra- and Inter-professional Skills for Collaborative Practice
  • Clinical and Academic Preparation for Advanced Practice
  • Developing the Next Generation of Nursing Scholars
  • Practice Education Possibilities
  • Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development
  • Blended Learning, Social Media, and Technology


Conf�rence sur l'enseignement des sciences infirmi�res au Canada

Pr�voir et fa�onner l'avenir de l'enseignement des sciences infirmi�res

Pr�sent�e par l'ACESI

Soumission des r�sum�s

Date limite : 15 janvier 2014

Du 26 au 28 mai 2014

Halifax (Nouvelle-�cosse)


Nous vous invitons � soumettre un r�sum� dans le cadre de la conf�rence sur l'enseignement des sciences infirmi�res au Canada. L'Association canadienne des �coles de sciences infirmi�res (ACESI) acceptera les types de r�sum� suivants :
  • Recherche  
  • Travaux en cours ou propositions de recherche future
  • Projets en cours
Sous-th�mes de la conf�rence
  • Renforcement des comp�tences intra et interprofessionnelles relativement � la pratique en collaboration
  • Pr�paration clinique et scolaire relativement � la pratique avanc�e
  • Former la prochaine g�n�ration d'�rudits en sciences infirmi�res
  • Possibilit�s d'enseignement li�es � la pratique
  • Enseignement, apprentissage et �laboration de programmes d'�tudes
  • Apprentissage mixte, m�dias sociaux et technologie


CASN Council Meeting 2013- Registration Now Open!


Tuesday, November 19th - Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Graduate Studies:
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Council Meeting:
Wednesday, November 20th - Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Update- Hotel room block is sold out, please contact Andrea Pinsent-Martineau [email protected] or by phone 613-235-3150 ext 29 for more information.

R�union du Conseil 2013 - Inscription Ouverte!


Dates: mardi 19 novembre au jeudi 21 novembre, 2013

Forum sur les �tudes sup�rieures:
mardi 19 novembre, 2013

R�union du Conseil:
mercredi 20 novembre et jeudi 21 novembre, 2013

H�tel Ottawa Marriott, Ottawa, Ontario 

Mise � jour - Le bloc de chambres r�serv�es est maintenant vendu. Veuillez s'il vous pla�t communiquer avec Andrea Pinsent-Martineau au [email protected] ou encore au 613-235-3150 poste 29 pour de plus amples renseignements.

CASN is excited to announce the launch of an online Nurse Educator Certificate Course starting February 2014!

To foster excellence in the academic nurse educator role, and provide recognition and merit for the specialized knowledge, expertise, and competencies of this role in Canada!

Nurse educators teaching in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education programs in Canada, and graduate students interested in pursuing an academic career.

Delivery: Online

Timeframe: beginning February 2014 (course schedule will be available this winter).

Course Themes:
  • Developing a teaching dossier
  • Foundation of teaching and learning
  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Teaching strategies and skills
  • Evaluating and providing feedback
  • Ethical considerations in teaching and learning
Course Instructor:

Dr. Patricia Bradley, MEd, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor Professor, and Coordinator, Internationally Educated Nurses BScN Program
School of Nursing, York University

Additional information about the course, including registration and the course schedule, will be made available on the CASN website this winter. Meanwhile, for course inquiries, please contact Sanja Visekruna, CASN Education Programs Coordinator at [email protected] or 613-235-3150 ext. 31.


L'ACESI a le plaisir d'annoncer le lancement d'un cours menant � l'obtention d'un certificat pour les infirmi�res enseignantes, qui sera offert en f�vrier 2014 !

Objectif :
Favoriser l'excellence chez les infirmi�res  enseignantes canadiennes et assurer la reconnaissance et le m�rite pour leurs connaissances sp�cialis�es, leur expertise et leurs comp�tences.

Public cible :
Les infirmi�res enseignantes qui enseignent les sciences infirmi�res au Canada, au premier cycle ou aux cycles sup�rieurs, ainsi que les �tudiantes des cycles sup�rieurs int�ress�es � poursuivre une carri�re universitaire.

D�tails du cours : En ligne.

Date: Le cours d�butera en f�vrier 2014 (l'horaire d�taill� sera disponible d�s cet hiver).

Th�mes abord�s :
  • L'�laboration d'un dossier d'enseignement
  • La base de l'enseignement et de l'apprentissage
  • D�veloppement des programmes d'�tudes et �valuations
  • L'avancement des connaissances en mati�re de l'enseignement et de l'apprentissage
  • Strat�gies d'enseignements et comp�tences
  • �valuer et fournir une r�troaction
  • Consid�rations �thiques dans l'enseignement et l'apprentissage

Enseignante de ce cours :
Dr. Patricia Bradley, MEd, PhD, RN, CNE
Professeure associ�e et Coordonnatrice, Internationally Educated Nurses BScN Program
School of Nursing, York University

Les informations additionnelles, incluant les d�tails concernant l'inscription et l'horaire du cours, seront disponibles sur le site de l'ACESI d�s cet hiver. Entre-temps, si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez joindre Sanja Visekruna, Coordonnatrice des programmes d'enseignement de l'ASECI : [email protected]  ou 613-235-3150 poste 31.


Nominations for CASN Elections 2013


Do you have a colleague who exemplifies excellence in nursing education?  Their hard work and dedication can be recognized on a national level. Nominations are now open for;

CASN Board of Directors

  • Director - Western Region (2)
  • Director - Atlantic Region (2)
  • Director - Ontario Region (1)
Committee on Nominations and Awards
  • Chief Electoral Officer (1)
  • West (1)
  • Atlantic Region
CASN Accreditation Bureau
  • Faculty Representative (2)
  • BILINGUAL Faculty Representative (2)




Mise en candidature pour des �lections de l'AC�SI 2013


Avez-vous un ou une coll�gue qui se d�marque par son excellence en enseignement des sciences infirmi�res? Les mises en candidature sont accept�es d�s maintenant.

Mises en candidature au Conseil d'administration de l'AC�SI
  • Administrateur(trice) - r�gion de l'Atlantique (2)
  • Administrateur(trice) - r�gion de l'Ouest (2)
  • Administrateur(trice) - r�gion de l'Ontario (1)

Membre du Comit� des mises en candidature
  • Directrice g�n�ral des �lections (1)
  • R�gion du l'Ouest (1)
  • R�gion de l'Atlantique (1)

Mise en candidature pour le Bureau d'agr�ment
  • Porte-parole du Personnel Enseignant   (2)
  • Porte-parole BILINGUE du corps professoral (2)

CASN Canadian Nurse Educator Interest Group on Simulation Newsletter

CASN Canadian Nurse Educator Interest Group on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Newsletter

CASN Canadian Nurse Educator Interest Group on Internationally Educated Nurse Education Newsletter


Clinical Instructor Certificate Course: Registration for January 2014 Opening soon ! 


CASN is pleased to announce  a certificate course for nursing clinical instructors beginning January 2014! Registration opening soon!


Course Description: This five-week course will encompass clinical education at the baccalaureate level in acute care settings and public health/community health care placements.


Course themes will include: 

  • Roles and responsibilities of the clinical instructor
  • Monitoring and evaluating students in clinical settings
  • Developing good patient assignments
  • Mentoring and coaching students
  • Creating a positive learning environment for students
  • Roles and responsibilities of the educational unit in clinical education, and
  • Issues, challenges, and strategies for clinical instructors


Audience: This course is designed for novice nursing clinical instructors teaching at the baccalaureate level, clinical instructors wishing to improve their teaching skills, and Registered Nurses interested in becoming clinical instructors.


Course Delivery: Online; five, two-hour live webinars, and a final online exam



Course Instructors:

  • Acute Care Course Instructor  
    Jeanette Suurdt, RN, MSc, BNSc, BA, GNC(C), CNCC(C) School of Nursing, Queen's University
  • Public Health/Community Health Course Instructor  
    Melissa Raby, RN, BNSc, MPA, MPH



Registration Fee: $425   


Please note: The course is being offered in English, and registration is limited. A minimum of 15 participants must be registered, otherwise the course will be postponed. 




Cours menant � l'obtention d'un certificat d'enseignante clinique: Inscriptions pour janvier ouvertes bient�t


L'ACESI a le plaisir d'annoncer un cours menant � l'obtention d'un certificat d'enseignante clinique, qui sera offert en janvier 2014. Sachez que les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes ! 


Description de cours: Ce cours de cinq semaines portera sur la formation clinique au niveau baccalaur�at, dans les �tablissements de soins actifs ainsi que des stages en sant� publique/soins de sant� communautaire. 


Les th�mes des cours seront les suivants :

  • les r�les et les responsabilit�s de l'enseignante clinique
  • le suivi et l'�valuation des �tudiantes en milieux cliniques
  • le d�veloppement d'affectations appropri�es  des patients
  • le mentorat et l'encadrement des �tudiantes
  • la cr�ation d'un environnement d'apprentissage positif pour les �tudiantes
  • les r�les et les responsabilit�s de l'unit� d'enseignement en formation clinique, et
  • les enjeux, les d�fis et les strat�gies pour les enseignantes cliniques

Public cible:  Ce cours s'adresse aux enseignantes cliniques novices (qui enseignent au niveau baccalaur�at), aux enseignantes cliniques qui d�sirent  am�liorer leurs comp�tences p�dagogiques, ainsi qu'aux infirmi�res autoris�es qui souhaiteraient devenir enseignantes cliniques.


D�tails du cours: En ligne. Cinq webinaires  de deux heures chaque et un examen final en ligne.


� propos des enseignantes de ce cours:

  • Enseignante clinique, cours en soins actifs  
    Jeanette Suurdt, RN, MSc, BNSc, BA, GNC (C), CNCC (C) �cole des sciences infirmi�res de Queen's University
  • Enseignante clinique, cours en sant� publique/sant� communautaire  
    Melissa Raby, RN, BNSc, MPA, MPH


Frais d'inscription: 425$



Veuillez noter que le cours est offert en anglais seulement et que les inscriptions sont limit�es. S'il y a moins de  15 participantes inscrites, le cours sera report�.  



University of Ottawa-Great Lakes University of Kisumu Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Health Research: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Application Deadlines:
Kenyan applicants - October 7th, 2013
Canadian applicants - November 8th, 2013

For more information and the application package you can contact: Susan Roelofs, Fellowship Coordinator [email protected]

This Fellowship is intended to actively support junior researchers who have the passion, commitment, and leadership capacity to use research to address urgent global health challenges. The award will support a postdoctoral fellow for 12 months of mentored training tailored to an approved health systems or community health research focus. For 2014, one Canadian fellow and one Kenyan fellow will be selected.

Fellows are required to participate as mentors in the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) International Research Internship in Kisumu, Kenya (April 25th-May 28th, 2014). The selected Kenyan Fellow will work on-site at GLUK in Kisumu, Kenya for 12 months. The selected Canadian Fellow will work on-site at the University of Ottawa, Canada for 11 months and one month on-site at GLUK for the internship.

The First International Conference on Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

We invite you to register for a very important conference on the topic of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies. The First International Conference on Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from September 23-25, 2013. Plenary sessions will promote discussion and reflection on promising and innovative approaches in the field, including the important role nurses play in addressing the issue. The conference will serve as an international knowledge networking forum for those working in the field of alcohol and pregnancy, bringing together key experts from around the globe.

For further information please see our website www.fasdedmonton2013.ca or contact Dr. Jessica Moffatt, Prevention Lead [email protected]


Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Workshop



The workshop will provide participants with rigorous methods and tools to appraise and synthesize evidence from research literature. The theme illustrating the methodology is patient safety. 


Date: July 8 to 12th, 2013


For registration and more information, please click here 




CASN Publications 
Publications de l'ACESI

Environmental Scan: Palliative and End-of-Life Care Teaching and Learning Resources 


Doctoral Education in Canada 








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The First International Conference on Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Edmonton, Alberta
September 23-25, 2013

First International Congress on Whole Person Care
Congr�s International sur le soin int�gral de la personne
October 17-20th, 2013
Montreal, QC
27th Margaret Scott Wright Research and Innovation day
November 1st, 2013
Lister Center, AB

HealthAchieve 2013
November 4-6th, 2013
Toronto, ON

A.N.A.C. 2013 National Forum "Honouring the Nursing Spirit at the Heart of Aboriginal Healing" November 9 and 10, 2013
Marriott Vancouver Airport
Richmond, BC 
CASN Council 2013
Graduate Studies: November 19th
Council meeting: November 20-21th
Ottawa, ON

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges
April 25-27th, 2014
Berkeley, California




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