The 2016 CNSA National Conference was be held inSault Ste Marie, Ontario hosted by theSault College
From January 27-30th, 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 email@example.com.
Early bird registration deadline: December 1, 2015
Regional conference discount deadline: December 1, 2015 (This discount
will be for students who attend their Regional Conference).
Regional Discount: $170 *For students that have attended their respective Regional Conference
Members early: $190
Members reg: $210
Members late: $230
Non-members early: $300
Non-members reg: $310
Non-members late: $350
Day only - early: $90
Day only - reg: $110
Day only - late: $130
Opening ceremonies only: $80
Banquet only: $100
Social events: $35
Quattro Suites and Conference Centre*, Sault Ste. Marie ON
Phone: 1-705-942-2500 or Toll Free 1-800-563-7262
*Please mention “CNSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE” when reserving a
room to be included in the room block
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 2016 National Team you must be a current student
in your last or second-to-last year, and you must be able to be in Sault Ste.
Marie, ON from January 24th- 30th 2016. 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 Friday January 29th, 2015.
Furthermore the National Team will be participating in the
Interdisciplinary Transformation 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
What do I get in return?
Members of the National Team have the opportunity to enhance their
leadership skills, work on the public speaking, and develop their debate
skills. Furthermore, 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. 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
Coordinator 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 December 14th, 2015 - 1200 EST to be
Every year at the National Conference, the new incoming Board of Directors and Committee Chair are elected by the General Assembly. Please view this year's Election guide for more information. Updated CNSA Election Guide and Nomination Form will be available as we approach the National Conference in the coming year!