February               F�vrier

CASN letterhead
 Accreditation                         Education                            Research    

            Position Statements    Accredited programs    Surveys and Reports    Competencies guidelines
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing News Update

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




CASN Canadian Nursing Education Conference - Anticipating and Shaping the Future of Nursing Education


Early Bird Deadline :
April 4, 2014

Event Dates :
May 26-28, 2014

Location :
Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Program Highlights:
  • Opening keynote address from Reverend Tom Keighley.  
  • A debate looking at the concept of incorporating a residency-style program, post graduation.  
  • Panel and symposia sessions focused on the hottest topics in nursing education today.  
  • Evening networking events.   





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




Date limite pour les inscriptions h�tives : 4 avril 2014

Dates des �v�nements :
Du 26 au 28 mai 2014

Lieu :
Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax (Nouvelle-�cosse)

Activit�s principals


  • Discours liminaire prononc� par le r�v�rend Tom Keighley
  • Un d�bat examinant le concept d'un programme de formation de style r�sidence, postdipl�me
  • Panel (groupes de sp�cialistes) et colloques sur les sujets d'actualit�s en enseignement des sciences infirmi�res
  • Activit�s de r�seautage en soir�e 




Nurse Educator Certificate Course starting March 6, 2014! 

Mission: 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! 

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

For course inquiries, please contact Sanja Visekruna, CASN Education Programs Coordinator at [email protected] or 613-235-3150 ext. 31. 

Cours menant � l'obtention d'un certificat pour les infirmi�res enseignantes, qui sera offert de 1a 6 mars, 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.
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

Communiquer avec  Sanja Visekruna, Coordonnatrice des programmes d'enseignement de l'ACESI : [email protected]  ou 613-235-3150 poste 31.


CASN Scholarship Course - Registration Now open!  


Registration Deadline : Wednesday March 19, 2014

Course Dates : March 26, April 2, & 9th 2014 1800-2000 hours EDT.

Course Description
This webinar series provides nursing educators in non-research intensive academic environments with information, resources, and strategies that will assist in the development of scholarship in the four Boyer domains of discovery, teaching, integration and application. Participants will learn about the nature of scholarship, personal and institutional challenges and supports for developing scholarship, foundational attitudes and skills that foster scholarship and strategies and practical ways to advance scholarship.

Course Audience
Educators in non-research intensive academic environments.

Cours en avancement des connaissances

Date limite pour inscription : Mercredi 19 mars 2014

Dates de cours : 26 mars, 2 avril et 9 avril, 2014 de 18h00 � 20h00 HAE

Description du cours
Cette s�rie de webinaires vise les infirmi�res enseignantes œuvrant dans des milieux universitaire, non-ax� sur la recherche. Ces webinaires offrent de l'information, des ressources et des strat�gies pour appuyer l'avancement des connaissances dans les quatre domaines de Boyer, soit  la d�couverte, l'enseignement, l'int�gration et l'application.  Les participants se renseigneront sur la nature de l'avancement des connaissances, les d�fis personnels et institutionnels, et les soutiens au d�veloppement de l'avancement des connaissances, les attitudes et comp�tences de base qui favorisent l'avancement des connaissances et des strat�gies et m�thodes pratiques.  

Groupe auquel le cours s'adresse :  Enseignantes oeuvrant dans des milieux universitaires non-ax� sur la recherche.




The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Group (CHPC NG) is comprised of approximately 200 Canadian nurses who are interested in hospice palliative care and who work in diverse settings and roles across the country. The CHPC NG has a voluntary executive board of 9 members who actively lead the work of the group towards achieving its mission of "defining and advancing the unique body of knowledge and the holistic approach used in hospice palliative care nursing; supporting hospice palliative care nursing research, education, practice and administration at a national level; promoting hospice palliative care networking opportunities to enhance communication and learning among Canadian nurses; influencing hospice palliative care public policy development at the provincial/territorial level and national level". The CHPC NG is administratively supported by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and is a member of CNA's Canadian Network of Nursing Specialities. NG members are therefore able to contribute to the hospice palliative care nursing certification examination, develop and maintain hospice palliative care nursing standards as well as have a voice in broader nursing issues. The CHPC NG executive would like to inform Schools of Nursing faculty that the NG can act as an agency for undergraduate and graduate nursing students to do a practicum in such courses as community/global health, leadership, professional practice or similar courses. To date the University of Victoria and Dalhousie University have both enabled students to participate in learning activities within the NG. If you or any of your students are interested in learning more about how to become involved in the NG or how to do a practicum with the NG please contact our Communication Coordinator, Brenda Hearson ([email protected]).

See the NEW Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model (2013) and the REVISED Canadian Community Health Nursing standards of practice (2011) on the www.chnc.ca website.

CASN in collaboration with Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) developed the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model. A literature review, environmental scan, focus groups and a modified Delphi process were conducted by an expert group. The expert group included frontline nurses, managers, consultants, directors, educators, researchers, and senior decision makers in community health nursing from across Canada. The community health nursing professional practice model was created using Hoffart & Woods' (1996) definition of a professional practice model, which is the structure, process and values that support nurses' control over the delivery of nursing care and the environment in which care is delivered. In the practice model there are 13 component parts: client, code of ethics, community health nurse, community health nursing standards, delivery structures and process, determinants of health, discipline specific competencies, government support, management practices, professional relationships & partnerships, professional regulatory standards, theoretical foundation, and values and principles. Simultaneous to the practice model development was the revisions to the Canadian Community Health Nursing standards of practices. The professional practice model and the standards of practice are valuable resources for courses in theory and professional practice on community health nursing.




June 2nd - 27th, 2014 in Kingston, Jamaica
Application deadline: March 28th, 2014

FOR INFORMATION & APPLICATION PACKAGE: Janeil Brown [email protected]


The four week research internship is a unique, intensive training opportunity for junior researchers to launch their research career and network in the Caribbean and internationally.  It provides a great opportunity for participants to focus and develop programs of research, complete research proposals or manuscripts under the mentorship of local and international facilitators.


  • Eulalia Kahwa, Lecturer and Graduate Program Coordinator, The UWI School of Nursing, Mona, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Nancy Edwards, Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Other prominent academics and researchers from the Caribbean






CALL FOR PAPERS for International Journal of Nursing Students Scholarship

The International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship (IJNSS) was created to provide the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate nursing students to publish their scholarly papers that have been completed as course assignments.


Submissions will also be accepted from students in related health disciplines if they have completed research that is applicable to the discipline and profession of nursing in particular or to health and human services in general. The aim is to facilitate interprofessional / collaborative learning, foster an interest in research and its dissemination, and promote innovations in health care practice. 
Please read more about the Call for Papers by clicking here !


Diabetes Educator Courses

Diabetes is an emerging epidemic. No matter what area of health care you work in, you will encounter people affected by diabetes. New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing. This comprehensive course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education. This course is not specifically designed as preparation for the CDE examination; however it will serve as an excellent review in your preparation to become a certified diabetes educator. The course format includes didactic and interactive presentations from a variety of experts, group discussions, and case studies. Opportunity will be provided to learn diabetes management innovations from technology and pharmaceutical companies during the interactive Exhibitors' Luncheon. Time is built in for networking with colleagues. This is an intensive course that is sure to stimulate and motivate you. You will come away with a solid foundation in high quality diabetes management and education.




Diabetes Educator Course Vancouver Spring 2014

April 22 - 25, 2014

The Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC

For registration and brochure, please click here 

Diabetes Educator Course Winnipeg Spring 2014

May 5 - 7, 2014

The Clarion Hotel & Suites, Winnipeg, MB

For registration and brochure, please click here 

Diabetes Educator Course Toronto Fall 2014

November 24 - 27, 2014

The Hyatt Regency, Toronto, ON

For registration and brochure, please click here 


To receive updates on a Diabetes Educator Course near you, please email [email protected] to be added on the enquiry list.

Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference 

CASN Publications 
Publications de l'ACESI

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


Doctoral Education in Canada 








Pat G


Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) 2014 Scientific Meeting

February 20-22nd, 2014

Montreal, QC



Nurse Practitioners within Hospital Teams: Transitions, Integration and Outcomes

March 6th, 2014
Toronto, ON

2014 Stanford ME/CFS Symposium: Advances in Clinical Care and Translational Research
March 19th, 2014
Stanford University, California

11th International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) Biennial International Research and Clinical Conference
March 20-23th, 2014
San Francisco, California

Diabetes Educator Courses - Vancouver Spring 2014

April 22-25th, 2014

Vancouver, BC


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

Diabetes Educator Courses - Winnipeg Spring 2014 

May 5-7th, 2014

Winnipeg, MB



Canadian Nursing Education Conference

May 26-28th, 2014

Halifax, NS


Community Health Nurses of Canada 2014 Annual Conference
June 2-4th, 2014
Ottawa, ON

National Health Leadership Conference
June 2-3th, 2014
Banff, Alberta


 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference

June 19-20th, 2014



3rd World Congress of Clinical Safety

September 10-12th, 2014

University of Cataberian, Spain



 Speaking From Experience:  Integrating Excellence as a Culture

Dynamics of Critical Care Conference 2014 / Cr�er une Culture D'Excellence: � Partir De lExp�rience Pratique

September 21-23th, 2014

Centre des Congr�s de Quebec, QC


9e Symposium francophone de M�decine: Une r�alisation de M�decins francophones du Canada

14 au 17 Octobre, 2014

Montr�al, QC



Diabetes Educator Courses - Toronto Fall 2014

November 24-27th, 2014

Toronto, ON



CGNA Biennial Conference

May 22-30th, 2015

Charlottetown, PEI



Collaborating Accross Borders

September 29 to October 2th, 2015

Roanoke, Virginia






         DF                        FD
Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Si vous avez des questions, s'il vous plait, n'h�sitez pas � nous contacter � [email protected]