National Conference

2016 CNSA National Conference

The 2016 CNSA National Conference was be held in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario hosted by the Sault College

From January 27-30, 2016, Sault Ste. Marie will welcome the Canadian Nursing Students' Association National Conference.Sault College hosted CNSA Ontario Regional Conference in 2008 and 2013, both of which were well received. The 2016 conference will focus on transformation and the changing landscape of the nursing profession. Highlighted in the bid were also the many seasonal recreational opportunities available in Sault Ste. Marie, which helped support Sault Ste. Marie’s bid to host the National Conference. Given the economic impact the conference will have on the local economy, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie assisted Sault College in the bid process.

There will be a variety of exciting keynote presentations for conference attendees including Tilda Shalof, bestselling author and experienced intensive care unit (ICU) nurse. In addition, Marie Gold, a recent Sault College BScN graduate will share her post-grad experiences working at St. Joseph’s Hospital Psychiatric facility and in McMaster University Hospital’s child and adolescent psychiatry unit. She is conducting research in the field of forensic psychiatry, and will be presenting her findings at an international conference held in Vienna Austria in July, 2015.

For more information about the 2016 CNSA National Conference, or if you would like to sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact National Conference Director, Caitlyn Patrick, at conference@cnsa.ca.

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The 2015 CNSA National Conference was held in Regina, Saskatchewan hosted by the University of Saskatchewan- Regina Campus. The CNSA would like to thank everyone who attended the conference!

 


NATIONAL TEAM

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 ncteam@cnsa.ca

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