CASN in the NewsCASN Press

We are honored to have been recognized for our efforts to advance the quality of Canadian nursing education. Here are some kind words from people that we appreciate:

“Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing Dr. Holly Graham of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) collaborates with Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing to offer a series of five virtual workshops…The topics are: Anti-Indigenous Racism, Cultural Humility, Cultural Safety, History of Indigenous Peoples, and Implementing Call to Action #24.”

Paul Sinkewicz – University of Saskatchewan

“CASN’s accreditation is recognized worldwide as an important objective method to review professional education programs.” “We all know that health care and the delivery of health care are always and forever changing. CASN recognizes this and wants to ensure that nursing education – and now NP education – programs are at the cutting edge of program delivery”

Dr. Darlene Pierce

“As Canada’s largest group of health professionals with more than 400,000 members, nurses are critical to Canada’s health care system. That is why, building on Budget 2023 investments and to further support nurses specifically, today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced $2.4 million to the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) to support the implementation and evaluation of a National Nurse Residency Program.”

Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

Health Canada – News Release – April 20, 2023

“Improving our health care system includes addressing the challenges our nurses face across the country. This investment will help many nurses feel supported which will lead to better retention and recruitment. This in turn will help strengthen health care for all Canadians, as nurses play a crucial role in our daily wellbeing.”

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos – Minister of Health



CNO Leigh Chapman

CNO Leigh Chapman

“New nurses need adequate supports to be successful as they integrate into the practice environment. CASN’s residency program is essential in ensuring that new nurses are retained in the health workforce. Providing a robust residency program for new nurses will foster professional growth and nurture a culture of continuous learning for ongoing professional success.”

Dr. Leigh Chapman – Chief Nursing Officer of Canada


“The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing highlights the opportunity to appreciate the courage and commitment that nurses, nurse educators, and nursing students display every day in the face of an increasingly complex and challenging health care profession”            

Creston Valley Advance

“Nursing is one of the most popular programs we have at UNBC, and knowing that our program meets the rigorous requirements of CASN ensures our graduates will provide high quality care as registered nurses to the people of northern B.C.”

Daniel Weeks, (formerly) UNBC President

“The accreditation by CASN is another feather in the cap for the program.”…”It gives our students confidence and affirms for them that we meet not only provincial but national benchmarks, the highest standards,”

Yvonne Moritz, (formerly) Dean Science, Technology and Health for Okanagan College

Here are a few other places that have mentioned CASN’s Work: 

Benzinga L’ CBC/Radio-Canada
Bloomberg Memorial University Gazette Health Canada
Canadian Business Journal Newswire
Canadian Insider The Aquinian Kamloops This Week
Canadian Nurses Association The Charlatan YGK News
CBC/Radio-Canada The Globe and Mail University of Calgary The Hamilton Inspector The Conversation
CMAJ Group The Sudbury Star CTV News
Creston Valley Advance Prince George Citizen
CTV News – Northern Ontario University Affairs The Daily Courier
Eastern Health University of Alberta Daily Nurse
Facets Journal University of Calgary Arab News University of Manitoba News Kompasiana
Global News VOCM University Magazine
Health Canada Yahoo! Finance University of Saskatchewan
Human Resources for Health Global News Edmonton Human Resources Director

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