The Canadian Nursing Students' Association

Welcome to the Official CNSA Website!



What's new with CNSA?

Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional merit in Canada’s nurses. We invest in nursing excellence for better patient care.
For over 50 years, the CNF has provided more than $250,000 worth of scholarships to students to advance nursing knowledge!
This May, CNF will be launching the first text-to-donate campaign in celebration of National Nursing Week! In the month of May text NURSES to 45678 to give nurses a ‘high 5’ and make a $5 donation. Share your creative high 5 photos and videos with us and challenge your friends to celebrate all nurses across Canada! ?#‎high5fornurses? ?#‎WeNeedNurses?



Nomination for Director of Bilingualism and Translation

Are you interested in getting involved in leadership positions with CNSA? If yes, the position of Director of Bilingualism and Translation is currently vacant. Please fill out the nomination form found below. Nomination Period opens on Tuesday, April 28th 2015, and will end on Tuesday, May 12th 2015. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please see a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee:

 Chair – Lourdes Cua, Director of Membership Services – E-mail:

Nomination Form - Director of Bilingualism and Translation

Nomination Quick Guide - Director of Bilingualism and Translation


Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses Spring Nursing Conference 2015

The Canadian Nursing Students' Association would like to invite all nursing students to attend The Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN) Spring Nursing Conference. The conference will be held in Ottawa, ON, Friday May 29th, 2015. The theme of this year's conference is "Update Your Cardiovascular Nursing Toolkit". The CCCN have included reduced registration fees for all nursing students, and the CNSA would like to encourage all nursing students to attend this great conference filled with valuable information. For more information, please visit the link:


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




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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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