The Canadian Nursing Students' Association

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What's new with CNSA?

Nov 23,2015


CNSA Scholarly Showcase is announcing a Call for Abstracts for the 2016 Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) National Conference in Sault Ste. Marie, ON from January 27- 30, 2016. Abstracts should be in relation to the 2016 National Conference titled, “Transformation: Redefining Health and Wellness through Positive Change and Interdisciplinary Care.” 

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

1. Submissions can be made in either French or English. Please indicate on the abstract in which language you wish to present.

2. Indicate your name, school and title of project.

3. Authors must organize and present the research abstract with the following information (Please do not use headings):


  • Background or significance of the project;
  • Purpose of the investigation
  • Methods to collect and analyze the data;
  • Results of the study; and
  • Conclusions, including implications for practice


4. The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via email to the National

Conference Research and Workshop Coordinator at by December 20, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.


For more information, please view here

Nov 23 , 2015


To learn more about the National Team and how you can be fully sponsored to attend the National Conference. Please click the link below to find out more! Deadline to apply is December 14th, 2015 - 1200 EST

Nov 25, 2015


Are you ready for the NCLEX in Canada? Just us for a free WebEx!

Jodi Orm, MSN, RN, CNE, will lead an interactive discussion specific to students in Canada to help you effectively prepare. Click here to register for the session (Friday Dec 4, 9am PST/11am CST/12pm EST).

Nov 24, 2015

Survey on primary health care

CNA is conducting an important survey on primary health care because, despite being a valuable and decades-old approach, we believe it hasn’t been implemented to its fullest potential in Canada.

Primary health care focuses on the way services are delivered. The core principles include (1) active public participation; (2) accessibility; (3) health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management; (4) the use of appropriate technology and innovation; and (5) intersectoral cooperation and collaboration.

To help us evaluate our plan, we ask that you take the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It will enable us to establish a baseline of how Canadian nurses currently lead or experience primary health care in their professional roles.

Link to survey:

Please respond by January 5, 2016. Your input is valuable to us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Ashley at 1-800-361-8404, ext. 313, or at



Nov 15, 2015

Happy National Nursing Students's Week! This year's theme is Nursing the Mind - Care Starts with You!

Remember to enjoy the week and find some time for yourself! Your Chapter School Official and Associate Delegates have planned events for you, so remember to attend those events and celebrate all of your accomplishments as a nursing student!

For more information, please click here.

Nov 21, 2015

Lippincott NCLEX - RN PassPoint 

Practice makes perfect. 

And this is the perfect practice.

Find out more about the only adaptive learning system for the NCLEX-RN® 

The only NCLEX preparation solution officially endorsed by the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA). 


L I P P I N C O T T F O R L I F E 




Nov 14, 2015

How do you study for the NCLEX? Click here to find out more! (An article by the Canadian Nurses' Association).


Nov 7, 2015

NURSES WANTED - The Largest Body of Healthcare Professionals in Canada Face Workforce Shortage Crisis

Support the future of nursing by sending this political action letter to your local MPs!


Nov 3, 2015

Interested in learning more about Occupational Health Nursing? Interested in joining the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association for free? If yes, click the link below to find out more!

OHN Video

FREE Membership Application

OH Nursing Guide



Oct 25th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Nursing Students Concerned with Release of First Round of NCLEX-RN Results

Read here



Oct 14th, 2015

National Nursing Students’ Week – Chapter School Video Contest

National Nursing Students’ Week 2015 is fast approaching! The theme for this year is “Nursing the Mind – Care Starts with You!” NNSW will take place from November 15-21, 2015.

The planning committee is interested to see how different CNSA schools celebrate NNSW, so we decided to have a little competition between all the chapter schools from coast to coast. We are excited to announce the first ever National Nursing Students’ Week Video Contest!

To enter, your chapter school must submit a video following National Nursing Students’ Week that contains:

  1. Clear identification of your chapter school and your delegates
  2. Events you put on during NNSW at your chapter school
  3. Examples of “Nursing the Mind” and “Care Starts With You”

Your videos must be submitted to the Director of Career and Leadership Development ( by 23:59pm EST on Saturday December 5th, 2015. All submissions will be displayed on the National Nursing Students’ Week and CNSA Facebook pages. The winner will be announced at National Conference in the New Year!


Oct 12th, 2015

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is looking for individuals like you who are passionate about Canadian healthcare and understand just how important nurses are in our health care system. We need you, your passion, and your voice. Becoming a CNF Ambassador means you will be CNF’s voice at the local, provincial and/or national level.



Oct 11th, 2015

CNSA took part of the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Union’s National Executive Board October Meeting. The association’s progress and upcoming conferences were brought up during the meeting as well as concerns such as NCLEX. One of the main topics include nurses standing for healthcare and making informed vote this upcoming Federal Election on October 19. The government plans to reduce spending for health care by at least $36 billion over 10 years. 12,000 nursing students graduate each year, but most can’t get jobs. Check the facts and join Canada’s Nurses and stand up for health care this election. Visit and



Sep 27th, 2015

Great Chance to Get Involved!

Hello CNSA members!

I hope that school is going well for you! We are now in the process of redeveloping our website with Nova Networks! We would love to get members involved by providing feedback regarding our current website (ie: answering questionnaires from the website company, providing comments to the Director of Communications, and attending a few meetings). This will require some time commitment from approximately October to December 2015.

If you are interested, please e-mail Tonie at to be part of this team!



Sep 14th, 2015

“Nurses are key to healthcare for refugees and migrants”

says International Council of Nurses

Geneva, Switzerland; 11 September 2015.  As the largest group of health professionals in the world, nurses are key to providing cost effective care during the refugee crisis in Europe.  While politicians discuss ways to handle the crisis, nurses throughout Europe are at the forefront providing care for the sick and injured.

Read the full article here.



Sep 11th, 2015

The official Canadian NCLEX Passing Rates has been released by the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators. Please view the results here.



Aug 18th, 2015


Did you know that CNSA sits on the Canadian Foundation Nurses Union's National Executive Board? We send our Director of Communications annually to attend the CFNU meetings and biennial conference.
CFNU's current campaign is geared towards making informed decision for the next federal election on October 19, 2015. We encourage you to practice your voting rights and visit the website for more information.
The focus is on asking the federal government to take action on a national health resources plan, a national prescription drug program, a safe seniors strategy, and defending public funding and delivery of healthcare. 
You can download the PDF sign here.
and post a picture of yourself on Instagram! 


Aug 13th, 2015

The Board of Directors and the Committee Chairs are in session for our August BOD meeting. The BOD holds meeting in both May and August.


Aug 8th, 2015

CNSA Award Winners

The CNSA would like to sincerely congratulate all of the winners of this year's CNSA Awards!


CNSA Western Region Newsletter

The Western Region is excited to share with the CNSA members their summer newsletter! Find the link below to read about what the nursing schools in the Western region has been up to!

Read here - CNSA Western Newsletter Summer 2015



June Updates

June has been a very busy month for the CNSA Board of Directors! Read the full article to learn more about what events your BOD has attended in June.

Read Full Article Here



Interested in advocating for Aboriginal Health? The Canadian Nursing Students' Association is seeking nominations for Aboriginal Health Ad Hoc committee chair. Please view our nomination guide below for more information. Nomination form is also available below. If you have any questions, please email Lourdes Cua, Director of Membership and Services at Completed nomination forms are to be sent to Thank you! Looking forward to your nominations!


Wednesday, June 25th, 2015 – By-Election Nomination Period Announced

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 1600h PST– Nomination Period Opens

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 1600h PST – Nomination Period Closes

Nomination Quick Guide

Nomination Form



Our Summer Newsletter is now available to view! Please download our current Summer Newsletter to learn more about upcoming events and your dedicated Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. 

Summer Newsletter 2015


Are you ready for the NCLEX® in 2015?

We know there is a lot to learn and prepare as you get ready for the exam.  Join us to learn more about the test, tips for studying, and effective ways to practice.   Jodi Orm, MSN, RN, CNE, will lead an interactive discussion specific to students in Canada to help you effectively prepare for the upcoming NCLEX. In these sessions we will cover:

  • The anatomy of the NCLEX
  • Preparation and study tips
  • Tools for success
  • Exam strategies

 We hope you are able to join us for one at one of these upcoming times:

Tuesday February 24, 2015        10am EST / 9am CST / 7am PST Click here to register

Thursday March 19, 2015           1pm EST/noon CST / 10am PST Click here to register



By-Elections are now open for the board position of Director of Membership Services, and the committee chair position of Education and Scholarship. The nomination sheet and quick guide are available below. All forms must be completed and received by no later than 1600 CST Friday March 6th, 2015. 

Nomintation Sheet

Quick Guide


Dear CNSA members and conference attendees,


During the 2015 National Conference, as one of initiatives spearheaded by the CNSA Advocacy Committee, CNSA will launch its first Anti-Bullying Campaign, 

We Pledge to End Bullying, Do You?”.

The position statement on Creating an Empowering Environment for Nursing Students to Eliminate Bullying in the Nursing Profession adopted by membership in 2014 inspired the creation of the projectThe campaign will continue until Pink Shirt Day (Anti Bullying Day) on February 25th, 2015. We strongly encourage that conference attendees wear pink attire to the opening ceremonies in support of the launch. During the National Conference, we invite you to come to the CNSA Booth, where you will be able to take pictures along with signs saying “We Pledge to End Bullying, Do You?”. We ask that pictures taken in support of the campaign by identified with #CNSAEndsBullying.

We encourage that our delegates and conference attendees bring the campaign back to their schools and pursue the advocacy initiative to end bullying while inspiring students to take pictures with signs saying “We Pledge to End Bullying, Do You?” that can be shared on social media.

CNSA’s true strength is found in its member and we hope that this campaign will impact many and bring about creating change in the world of nursing!

Rajet Anand
President/Président 2014-2015
Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) | Association des étudiant(e)s infirmier(ère)s du Canada (AEIC) | 


Download our campaign's PDF 


Tips for Nursing Students - Preparing to Write the NCLEX -RN. 

Download the PDF file to get general information about the NCLEX- RN exam.

2015 Crossroads Conference Call for Abstracts

March 25-28, 2015 hosted by Dalhousie University. 

Download the PDF file to get more information about the Call for Absracts. 

Designed as an adjudicated, peer-reviewed academic forum for undergraduate and graduate

students (Masters and PhD), Crossroads is a unique opportunity for students to showcase and

engage in dialogue about their innovative health research. Emphasizing the importance of

interdisciplinary exchange, the conference welcomes submissions from a wide range of healthrelated

disciplines. This year, Crossroads is having a special focus on learning about the Social

Determinants of Health and Behaviour through a variety of workshops facilitated by health

leaders in the field. Although student presentations will only occur on the 28th , attendees are

invited to participate in workshops and networking on the 27th  as well.



Online Scholarly Showcase

Hey nursing students, are you looking for a place to showcase your scholarly research? We have opened a new page on the CNSA website and are looking for scholarly submissions for the Online Scholarly Showcase page! As we all know, evidence based practice is a huge part of our future profession, and research is what backs that up. If you are interested in submitting research, click here for the submission criteria:

For more information about the Online Scholarly Showcase:

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail



Launching The New


CNA has just launched the new NurseONE, and the CNSA board is proud to announce it includes an integrated function for CNSA member registration. This integrated registration function gives instant access to NurseONE to everyone, even new accounts. No more three step verification process. NurseONE accounts will now expire at the end of January, so there is no disruption in service during membership renewal.


Visit the new NurseONE today and start exploring the wealth of nursing information that is just a click away.


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