National Conference 2014 will be hosted by Langara College in Vancouver, British Colombia! More information will be posted at a later date.
2013 National Conference hosted by Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The 2013 National Conference of the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association was held right on the historic Halifax Waterfront at the Marriott Harbourfront. Over 500 nursing students gathered from across Canada to participate in professional development sessions and network with peers. They received invaluable lessons from featured speakers and learned of the expectations of future health care employers.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Cultivating Passion, Motivating Action”. This theme engaged participants in recognizing personal passions while inspiring them to make an impact in their communities, both nationally and internationally. We hope we provided an arena for growth that will allow our participants to take their passions forward and motivate them to reach their full potential. By exploring the desires and passions within, we wanted to reinforce the ability to make a significant difference to the field of nursing as a student.
Through an open platform of discussion and collaboration, challenges within nursing practice were explored. Strategies were offered to prepare nurses of the future with the skills and confidence needed to overcome impending challenges. Through education, discussion, and teamwork, we can inspire one another on the journey towards our passions in nursing.
- Opening ceremonies included a wine and cheese and charity auction at the historic Pier 21. Delegates from all over the country socialized and bid on a variety of exciting items in support of our chosen charity: Liang House. Laing House is a peer support organization for youth living with mental illness.
Feel free to peruse the conference agenda and workshops information here:
Dr. Sherri Price is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University and holds a scientific appointment at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her doctoral research explored millennial nurses’ career choice experiences, and their early socialization to the nursing profession.
Scott Chisholm, the founder of the Collateral Damage Project, will speak about the need for openness about suicide. His goal is to break the social stigma surrounding suicide, engage everyone in suicide prevention, and how it can actually save lives.
Dr. Robert Huish is an Assistant Professor in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His focus is: poverty and human rights, global health, activism in social movements, and experiential learning in Canada. He is currently working on issues surrounding global health ethics, and how medical education acts as a determinant of global health inequality.
Stephanie Staples: If you have ever been tired, overwhelmed, stressed and it’s not even lunch time yet, you will need to hear this presentation. Stephanie has burnt out and bounced back and she knows firsthand that we can only do good if we feel good and we can only feel good if we are willing to look at our lives beyond our work. Journey on this high energy, no holds barred presentation as Stephanie peels the layers back and exposes not onlywhat you need to do to achieve uncommon success in your life and livelihood but how to do it
Other speakers include: Dr. Gail Tomblin-Murphy, Dr. Michael Vallis, Paul Babin, and Reverend David Maginley.
Page last updated: May 5, 2013
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