CASN/ACESI  (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing/Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières) is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canadaa.

The objectives of CASN/ACESI are:

To lead nursing education and nursing scholarship in the interest of healthier Canadians.


  • Speaks for Canadian nursing education and scholarship
  • Establishes and promotes national standards of excellence for nursing education
  • Promotes the advancement of nursing knowledge
  • Facilitates the integration of theory, research and practice
  • Contributes to public policy
  • Provides a national forum for issues in nursing education and research

CASN/ACESI is a bilingual organization.

CASN/ACESI is . . .

  • a voluntary association
  • representative of all universities and colleges which offer part or all of an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing
  • the official accrediting agency for university nursing programs in Canada
  • a member of the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC)
  • a member of the Canadian Consortium for Research and the Network for the Advancement of Health Services Research
  • associated with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
  • a member of national and international networks for discussion of issues in higher education and nursing

More information about CASN/ACESI is available by contacting our national office :

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières
1145 Hunt Club Rd., Suite 450
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0Y3
Tel: (613) 235-3150 Fax: (613) 235-4476
or through our website: