Conferences are at the heart of CNSA activities!
Conferences bring students
together to discuss issues, hear educational speakers and have fun with
other students from across the region or country.
There are two major types of conferences: National and Regional.
Conferences have a theme that organizes the material and format of the
conference. Usually a conference has a speaker format which includes
nursing leaders/experts and student presentations. Each conference has
a Conference Director. During or before a conference, the Association
also has its business meetings.
The National Conference
The 2014 National Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Colombia, hosted by Langara College.
The National Conference is usually held for four days in January, and includes a day or more of National Assembly.
Typically, a social event kicks off the National Conference,
followed by two days of speakers and panels. Keynote speakers are
featured, as well as a number of breakout sessions which allow
attendees to pick from a variety of topics.
Included in the conference is the National Team presentation.
A student from each region of CNSA is selected and together they debate
around an ethical issue facing nursing and nursing students.
The hosting school is determined by evaluating proposals
submitted by member schools. Each proposal must have a specific
individual (the Conference Director) who is in charge of the
conference. The Conference Director for the National Conference becomes a voting BOD member and attends all meetings of the BOD.
Each Region hosts its own conferences. The format is very similar
to the National Conference except the business meeting is shorter and
The Regional Conference hosting school and theme are voted on at one of the Regional Executive meetings.
For the convenience of its members, CNSA posts external conference dates. If you are hosting a conference or event that you think would be of interest to Canadian nursing students, please contact email@example.com and we will feature it here! Submissions should be laid out in a format similar to current postings.
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