National Conference

The 2015 CNSA National Conference will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan hosted by the University of Saskatchewan- Regina Campus. 


Registration is now open:

Discount code: CNSA2015

Click below to download the schedule for the conference:

National Conference Schedule (PDF Document)

Hotel booking:



What is the National Team?

The national team is CNSA’s only student presentation at the national conference. Each team is comprised of 5 general members and the coordinator. One general member is selected from each geographical region, and the coordinator is a member of the conference planning committee. Members of the national team must be in their third or fourth year of their nursing program. A new team is selected for each national conference. At this years conference National Team Members will be participating in the “Inspire Interprofessional Excellence” simulation battle.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the 2015 National Team you must be a current third or forth year student, and you must be able to be in Regina, SK from January 25th- 31st 2015. You must be able to attend all conference, and simulation days.


What does the team do?

Members are responsible for preparing an argument for a live debate in front of attendees of the national conference.  Successful candidates will be notified and will be given more details on the topics being debated. Members will be responsible for researching the chosen topic prior to arrival to the conference. While at the conference, the team will meet and compile their information into a formal debate format. The team will present on Thursday January 29th.


Furthermore the National Team will be participating in the Inspire Interdisciplinary Excellence simulation battle. Students will be pared with students from other health disciplines to take part in a high equity simulation experience. This friendly competition will be taking place on Monday January 26th 2015.


What do I get in return?

In exchange for their participation on the national team, members will be reimbursed for their travel and accommodation expenses. Conference registration fees will also be covered by the CNSA. This year members of the National Team will take part in a preconference interdisciplinary project-based learning simulation battle. As well members of the National Team will receive free scrubs and gift cards. In order to ensure full reimbursement, members must abide by the guidelines for National Team, which are posted on CNSA website.


How do I apply?

Applications are available on the national conference page of the CNSA website. The application may be downloaded filled out and sent back to the National Conference Planning Committee. A reference letter from a clinical instructor or lab instructor must be emailed directly to the National Team Director with the name of the applicant in the subject box. Please note any reference letters received directly from an applicant will not be considered. Applications must be received by the December 15th, 2014 1200 EST to be considered.


Click below to download the application forms:

National Team Application Form English (PDF)

National Team Application Form French (PDF)

Send applications to



CNSA Scholarly Showcase and Leader of Tomorrow Presenter

CNSA is announcing a Call for Abstracts for the 2015 Canadian Nursing Students’ Association National Conference (CNSA) in Regina, SK from January 27- 31, 2015. Abstracts should be in relation to the 2015 National Conference title, “Inspire Excellence; Promoting Empowerment to Achieve Superior Quality of Care.”

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

Abstracts may be submitted for the following types of presentations:

  1. Oral Presentation: Paper presentation will consist of a 40 minute oral presentation with 10 minutes allowed for questions
  2. Poster Presentation: Posters will be displayed for five days. (January 27- 31st). It is strongly encouraged that presenters be available to be present at their posters for a half an hour each day it is on display. Times will be available on the schedule.
  3. Other: On a case-by-case basis the selection, the committee will consider other forms of presentations such as interviews, videos, etc.

Of all the submissions, ONE abstract will be selected to be the “Leader of Tomorrow” presentation for the 2015 CNSA National Conference. This presenter will present their abstract on the same stage as our many distinguished keynote speakers. Furthermore, the selected presenter will be given a full-page profile in the conference program, including a picture, short biography, and the presenter’s abstract. 

Please note all submissions must be submitted via email to the National Conference director at by December 1st 2014 at 12:00PM EST.

For more information please email the Justin Eisenkirch, the National Conference Director at

 Please note:

Abstracts previously chosen and presented at any CNSA event will not be accepted. 

Look forward for more details 

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