The deadline for nominations to the Pat Griffin Award is extended for one month and nominations are now due Friday April 11, 2014.

In recognition of the importance of the research currently underway in nursing education, CASN offers an annual award to an established scholar with a strong program of research in nursing. The intent is to both support and promote nursing education research through inquiry, mentorship, and dissemination... More

Second Annual CASN Academic Leadership Retreat

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REGISTER NOW!!! Canadian Nursing Education Conference - Anticipating and Shaping the Future of Nursing Education

REGISTER NOW!!! Early Bird Deadline : April 4, 2014 Event Dates : May 26-28, 2014 Location : Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia Program Highlights: Opening keynote address from Reverend Tom Keighley. A debate looking at the concept of incorporating a residency-style program, post graduation... More

CASN announces the launch of an online Nurse Educator Certificate Course this March 2014! Registration is now open!

Mission To foster excellence in the academic nurse educator role, and provide recognition and merit for the specialized knowledge, expertise, and competencies of this role in Canada! Course Description Themes include:  Developing a teaching dossier Foundation of teaching and learning Curriculum development and evaluation Scholarship of teaching and learning Teaching strategies and skills Evaluating and providing feedback Ethical considerations inteaching and learning This Nurse Educator Certificate Course addresses the following core competencies of Academic Nurse Educators: Maintains a teaching dossier that fosters continuous self-development and  improvement as an academic nurse educator; Facilitates cognitive, affective, social, and psychomotor learning using a variety of pedagogical approaches and learning theories; Assesses learner progress, evaluates outcomes and communicates feedback using a variety of methods and approaches; Develops a course syllabus and plan that meets the requirements of the curriculum and allows the students to progress towards program outcomes; Participates in curriculum design, development, and evaluation; and, Contributes to a scholarly environment by engaging in the scholarship of teaching... More
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Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence

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Wendy McBride  Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence 2014

CASN is very pleased to institute the Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence. This award acknowledges the contribution of a former Executive Director, to CASN and to the CASN Accreditation Program.

The role of reviewers is critical to the success and credibility of the CASN accreditation program. Reviewers are expected to promote excellence in nursing education by assessing programs offered by schools of nursing against CASN accreditation standards.  Demonstrating equality and support for the educational program in the role of site visitor, and identifying those programs that demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Reviewers make a commitment to participate in at least two reviews during two consecutive years.


Any current CASN reviewer who has participated in an accreditation review in the last two years. The nominee can be any participating member of the on-site review team.


The recipient of this award will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • is a CASN Accreditation Program Reviewer;
  • has made a significant contribution to the Accreditation Program by providing direction and leadership during an onsite visit and writing of the site visit report;
  • has participated in the evaluation and advancement of the Accreditation Program; and,
  • has demonstrated appreciation and comprehension of the Accreditation Program purpose, standards and policies.
Nominations will be reviewed on the basis of originality, level of contribution and commitment to the Accreditation Program.

Submission/Nomination Documentation

Individuals must be nominated in writing by three faculty members of a CASN member school. One of the nominators must be the dean/director/chair of a nursing education program that was recently reviewed OR another review team member with whom the nominee has worked. The completed nomination form must be submitted with letters of support from each nominator and a 250 word description of the nominee’s commitment to the Accreditation Program should be included. The letters of support should specifically reference the nominee’s achievements and activities related to the award criteria and should be addressed to the Chair of the Nominations and Awards Committee of CASN, and identify the individual by name, title and school/faculty.

Selection Process

The Nominations and Awards Committee will review the nominations and present recommendations to the CASN Board of Directors.

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