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Am I a member of CNSA?

Most students who are members of CNSA are members because their school is a Chapter Member of CNSA. If you attend one of our Chapter Member schools then you are a member of CNSA. If you would like to get more involved with CNSA, you can contact your school’s Official Delegate. If you are not sure who your Official Delegate is, please contact the appropriate Regional Director.

If you are not a student at a Chapter Member school, contact your Regional Director to find out how you can become a member and how you help your school become a Chapter Member of CNSA!


What does CNSA do for me?

CNSA is the official voice of nursing students in Canada. CNSA represents students and their interests to government, healthcare organizations and to the media. The President of CNSA sits on the Executive Board of the Canadian Nurses Association, and the CNSA Director of Communications sits on the Executive Board of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

CNSA is dedicated to providing opportunities to its nursing student members. CNSA can:

  • Provide an opportunity for participating members to acquire and demonstrate leadership and organizational skills
  • Increase students’ awareness of relevant political and ethical issues which will affect their future as health care professionals
  • Prepare students for active membership within professional nursing associations
  • Provide insight into the business procedures and policies of professional organizations
  • Provide opportunities for involvement in health care issues and health promotion
  •  Offer exposure to changing nursing philosophies and specialty areas of nursing


Chapter Member Orientation Powerpoint



How can I get involved with CNSA?

There are many ways to become involved with CNSA. The easiest way to start getting involved with CNSA is to attend a local CNSA Chapter meeting and talk with your Official and Associate Delegates about how to become involved at your school. You can also join one of the many CNSA Committees that cover a wide range of topics and advocacy.

Attending a Regional or National Conference is a great next step to becoming involved. At the Regional or National Conferences, you will get to meet and interact with other CNSA members from across the country. When you attend a conference, try to attend either the Regional Executive meetings or the National Assembly. At these meetings, you will get to see how CNSA really works!

Running for a position as an Associate or Official delegate, or a position on the Board of Directors is a great way to become very involved with CNSA. By doing so, you will be representing students at your school, or even students from across the country. Elections for Board of Director positions occur every year at National Conference. Election processes for Official/Associate delegates vary from school to school.

For more information, please contact our Director of Membership Development at


Page last updated: September 24, 2019

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