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2021 Updated Bylaws and Policies & Procedures

2021 Bylaws: Download

2021 Policies & Procedures: Download

2021 Élections de l’AEIC

Pouviors et Responsibilités des Membres du Counseil d'Administration 2021: Download

Pouviors et Responsibilités des Membres du Counseil d'Administration 2020: Download

Politique Relative Aux Élections 2021: Download

Politique Relative Aux Élections 2020: Download

2021 CNSA Elections

Power and Duties of the Board of Directors 2021: Download

Power and Duties of the Board of Directors 2020: Download

Elections Policy 2021: Download

Elections Policy 2020: Download

2018 NCLEX Survey Statement

NCLEX Curriculum Survey: Download

2020 Resolution Statements

Resolution Statement #1 - Advocating for Adequate Reproductive Services in Canada: Download

Resolution Statement #2 - Inclusive Intake/Patient-History Forms: Download

Resolution Statement #3 - Mental Health First Aid Training For Canadian Nursing Students: Download

Resolution Statement #4 - Establishing a New Graduate Committee Chair: Download

2020 Position Statements

Position Statement #1 - Incorporating 2SLGBTIQQA+ Education into Nursing Curriculum in Canada: Download

Position Statement #2 - Condemning Conversion Therapy: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Health Through Evidence-Based Care: Download

Position Statement #3 - In Support of Maximizing Autonomy in End of Life (EoL): MAiD as EoL Care: Download

Position Statement #4 - Supporting Harm Reduction Strategies in Response to the Opioid Crisis: Download

Position Statement #5 - Advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Education in Nursing Curricula: Supporting Reproductive Anatomy: Download

Position Statement #6 - Incorporating Education Surrounding Populations with Diversabilities in Nursing Curriculum: Download

Position Statement #7 - Equitable Healthcare and Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Download

Diversity Chair By-elections

Diversity Chair By-Elections: Download

2019-2020 Membership Form

2019-2020 Membership Form: Download

2018 Position Statements

Equitable Healthcare for Prisoner Populations: Download

2018 Resolution Statements

Supporting Harm Reduction Strategies in Response to Opioid Crisis Through Improved Curriculum and Advocacy: Download

NCLEX Press Release

NCLEX Press Release: Download

CNSA NCLEX Curriculum Survey Results 2018

CNSA NCLEX Curriculum Survey Results 2018: Download

2019 Position Statements

PrEP Position Statement: Download

Mental Health in Primary Care Position Statement: Download

Rural and Remote Health Equity Position Statement: Download

2019 Resolution Statements

AQRC Resolution Statement: Download

DIHA On EC Resolution Statement: Download

Indigenous Allyship Position Resolution Statement: Download

PN Position Resolution Statement: Download

Inclusive Intake Form Resolution Statement: Download

2019 By-Elections

Here is the information for nominations and elections and the forms required. Due February 22nd, 2019 @ 2359PST Send to

2019 By-Elections: Download

CNSA 2019 Elections

2019 CNSA Nomination Quick Guide: Download

2019 CNSA Pre-Election Nomination Sheet: Download

2018 CNSA Bylaws

2018 Updated Bylaws (ENG): Download

2018 CNSA Policies

Policies Booklet 2018: Download

2018 CNSA Rules and Regulations

Updated 2018 Rules and Regulations: Download

CNSA Membership Form 2017-2018

CNSA Membership Form 2017-2018: Download

2017 CNSA Policies

2017 CNSA Policies: Download

Politiques de l'AEIC 2017: Download

2017 CNSA By-laws

2017 CNSA By-laws - English: Download

2017 CNSA Rules & Regulations

2017 CNSA Rules & Regulations: Download

Règlements de l'AEIC 2017: Download

2017 Position & Resolution Statements

Below are the Position and Resolution Statements that were approved by the 2017 CNSA National Assembly in Winnipeg, Manitoba.    

Canadian Nursing Curriculum at Risk - The Effects and Implications of the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN): Download

Establishing a Voting Director Position for Indigenous Health Advocacy: Download

Global Health in Undergraduate Nursing Education - An Essential Component: Download

Incorporating LGBTTIIPQQ2SAA+ Education into Nursing Curriculum in Canada: Download

Key Resources to Ensure the Ongoing Provision of Health Services in French: Download

Synergy of Professional Nursing Roles: Download

2017-2018 CNSA Board of Directors By-Elections

**Nomination Period is Open!** There is 1 CNSA BOD position up for by-elections: Quebec Regional Director. We’d love for you to join the incoming BOD, so apply apply apply!   The nomination period will begin Thursday, March 16 and run until Thursday, March 30 at 2359 EST. Candidates will need to submit a completed nomination form as well […] Read More

CNSA By-Elections 2017-2018: Download

CNSA By-Elections Nomination Form 2017-2018: Download

CNSA 2017 Elections

For position descriptions please see: Part V: Power and Duties of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs (pp. 6-14) in  2016 CNSA Rules & Regulations  

Pre-Election Nomination Sheet: Download

Nomination Quick Guide: Download

NEW – CFNU Travel & Conference Award

Are you interested in Human Rights? Do you want to develop your leadership and political action skills? Would you like to connect with other like-minded, young activists? If so, then this opportunity is for you! The Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions (CFNU) will be sponsoring one CNSA member for travel, accommodation, and registration to attend […] Read More

CFNU Travel & Conference Award: Download

Resolution Statement: Support for urgent remediation of NCLEX-RN® issues

Early this summer, members of the CNSA Board of Directors worked tirelessly to develop a Resolution Statement on NCLEX Remediation to ensure that the Association was addressing the concerns of its members as outlined in the NCLEX Briefing Note that was approved at the 2016 CNSA Annual General Meeting. On June 20th, 2016 the Resolution […] Read More

Support for urgent remediation of NCLEX-RN® issues: Download

2016 Position Statements

Our Planet’s Health is Our Health: Environmental Stewardship and Implications on Human Health: Download

2016-2021 CNSA Strategic Plan

2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Download

NCLEX Briefing Note

Since the adoption of the NCLEX, the new entry to practice exam for Registered Nurses in Canada in January 2015, there has been over a 10% decrease in pass rates since the CRNE exam, an outcry from nursing students over the emotional, financial and professional consequences, a lack of French resources for francophone nursing students […] Read More

NCLEX Briefing Note: Download


Canadian Nursing Students’ Association 2015 – 2016 Annual Report.

2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT: Download

How to write Position Statements and Resolutions

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Interprofessional Nursing Education Complementary Therapy Harm Reduction Mental Health Education and the Cannabis-Psychosis Link Facilitating New Graduate Transition Global Relief Efforts in Natural Disasters

Creating a Partnership for Aboriginal Health Promotion: Download

Quality End of Life Care in Nursing Education: Download

Positions Statements

  Global Health Health and Homelessness Conference Time Equals Clinical Time Leadership Development Patient Safety Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Self-Care Practices among Nursing Students

Previously Passed Position Statements (1984-1994): Download

2013 Position Statements and Resolutions

2013 Position Statements and Resolutions

2013: Download

2014 Position Statement

2014 Position Statement

Position Statement: Download

2015 Position Statements

2015 Position Statements

Cultural Safety in the Context of Aboriginal Health in Nursing Education: Download

The Transitional NCLEX-RN Examination for Canadian Candidates: Download

Nursing Leadership Development: Download

Accommodation within Clinical Placements for Students with Temporary, Transient, or Sporadic Disability or Injury: Download

Nursing Students Concerned with First Round of NCLEX Results: Download

CNSA 2016 Elections

CNSA 2016 Nominations Quick Guide

2016 CNSA Election and Nomination Sheet: Download

CNSA 2016 Nomination Quick Guide: Download

CNSA OD/AD Package

CNSA OD/AD Package

CNSA OD/AD Package: Download

Why Should I Become A Canadian Nurse?

Become a nurse… Better yet, become a Canadian Nurse!   It is true that everyone, at some point in their life, will need the services of a nurse. As a vital part of the healthcare system, nurses care for people when they are at their most vulnerable and even in times of great joy. With […] Read More

Building Your Nursing Career: A Guide for Students (3rd Edition)

Author Janice Waddell, RN, PhD, Gail J. Donner, RN, PhD and Mary M. Wheeler, RN, MEd The only career planning book in Canada designed specifically for nursing students! This specialized workbook has been written specifically for nursing students as a tool to assist them in the process of planning their future career. Following the Donner-Wheeler […] Read More

Reflections and Revelations

Reflections and Revelations: The Nursing Student Journey The Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) believes strongly in advocating for the profession of nursing and for the provision of quality healthcare for all Canadians. As they pass through their educational program, nursing students grow personally and professionally, sometimes at a seemingly exponential rate, as they are exposed […] Read More

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Committee Description 2015

CNSA Committee Description 2015

Committee Description Pdf: Download

National Assembly Minutes

CNSA National Assembly Minutes.

National Assembly 2015: Download

Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

The Nursing Students' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities was adopted by the 2005 CNSA National Assembly at the National Conference held in Windsor.

CNSA Terms of Reference

CNSA Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference Pdf: Download