Winter session being offered this January 2014! Registration is now open!After the resounding success of the CASN Clinical Instructor Certificate Course fall 2013 session, CASN is pleased to announce that the course will be offered again this January 2014!! REGISTER NOW!Course DescriptionClinical education is a foundational component of nursing education...
Well educated registered nurses save lives (Ottawa, November 20, 2013) Rethinking the education of tomorrow’s nurses is crucial inlight of the increasing healthcare demands of the population with the risingrate of multiple, complex chronic illnesses and emerging new healthcareconcerns...
Canadian Nursing Education Conference Anticipating and Shaping the Future of Nursing Education Presented by CASN Call For AbstractsDeadline: January15, 2014May 26-28, 2014Halifax, Nova Scotia You are invited to submit an abstract for the Canadian Nursing Education Conference...
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! Audience:Nurse educators teaching in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education programs in Canada, and graduate students interested in pursuing an academic career...
Download full report The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada are pleased to announce the publication of “Educating Nurses to Address Socio-Cultural, Historical, and Contextual Determinants of Health among Aboriginal Peoples 2013”...
Wendy McBride Award for Accreditation Reviewer Excellence 2013
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.
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 completednomination 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.
The Nominations and Awards Committee will review the nominations and present recommendations to the CASN Board of Directors.