CNSA - Canadian Nursing Students' Association

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About Our Organization:

What separates the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) from NSAY is that it covers the nursing community inside and outside of school. York University, School of Nursing students are recognized members of the CNSA. The CNSA is an official national nursing organization run by students for other students. CNSA holds conferences twice a year, regionally and nationally, where it can open students' perspectives on nursing through workshops, debates, and guest speakers. The experiences at the CNSA conferences are geared towards helping students network with the nursing community (including other nursing students and schools), and help with professional and leadership development.

2018 Regional Conference will be hosted in Toronto, location TBA

Dates: October 13

2019 National Conference will be located in Calgary, Albera, and will be hosted by the University of Calgary.
Dates & Details: January 22-26, 2019
The theme is "Aspire to Inspire: Celebrating Student Leadership and Advocacy"

CNSA is guided by the following underlying principles and objectives:

1. To be the primary resource for nursing students.

2. Influence and advance innovation in nursing curriculum and research.

3. To strengthen linkages and create new partnerships.

These objectives provide guidance to CNSA yet are flexible enough to allow the association to respond to current issues and events. In addition to this, there is a vision for the association which includes the concepts/goals of Professionalism, Leadership, Visibility, Education and Advocacy.

Activities of the Association have a relationship in some way to either the objectives of the Association or its vision. This allows for a wide variety of activities within CNSA including:

  • Academic Orientation - September 7th, 2016
  • CIBC Run for the Cure - October 2nd, 2016
  • National Nursing Students' Week - November 13 - 19th 2016
  • & many more!

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