Happy National Nursing Week! May 6th-10th 2019



March 19 is Certified Nurses Day

Attention all certified nurses! Did you know that March 19 is Certified Nurses Day? It’s an international day of recognition celebrating certified nurses’ contribution to the profession.

Certified Nurses Day was created by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Association in 2008. It is held on March 19 to commemorate the birthday of Margretta‘Gretta’ Madden Styles, the renowned American nurse credentialing expert who advanced practice and regulation for more than two decades worldwide.

For Certified Nurses Day on March 19, we’re inviting all CNA-certified RNs to proudly wear their certification pins on that day. On social media, celebrate the day by using the “Proud to be CNA-certified” Facebook frame with a photo of yourself. Also, take a few moments to share your story about why you became nationally certified in your nursing specialty.

Don’t forget to use the #IamCNAcertifiedbecause: and tag us on our CAMSN facebook page so we can celebrate with you!

CNA Certification Discovery Week 2019

Have you ever thought about obtaining your CNA certification medical-surgical nursing? January 27th, – February 2nd is CNA Certification Discovery week!

The CNA Certification program offers the only nationally recognized nursing specialty credential. Certified nurses are committed to an advanced standard of professional competence directly correlated with improved patient outcomes.

“Obtaining my medical-surgical certification through the Canadian Nurses’ Association has been one of the biggest milestones of my career. The credential of being a certified medical-surgical nurse has helped me to establish greater trust with my patients and colleagues. Doing CNA certification is a journey in which you end up feeling validated in your knowledge and more confident as a practitioner. My medical-surgical certification has benefited me in my roles as a staff nurse, educator, and researcher. I am proud to now be of the five medical-surgical certification nurse mentors in Canada and I hope to help others benefit from certification as well.”

– Laura Vogelsang, RN, PhD(C), CMSN(C), CCNE, CCCI

2019 Membership is now live!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new membership registration platform! All memberships are valid for 12 months. We have 4 categories of membership:

  • Full active license $50/year
  • Retired with license $35/year
  • Retired without license $35/year
  • Student nurse: $35/year


Membership with CAMSN grants you:

  • Access to our quarterly newsletter
  • 20% discount on CNA fees
  • Access to CAMSN’s Standards of Practice
  • Up-to-date information about CAMSN activities
  • Discounted CAMSN Conference registration fees

Join Canada’s largest network of medical-surgical nurses today!

Don’t forget to like our Facebook page:

Canadian Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses (CAMSN)


Common Nursing Negligence Issues in Canada

The Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses would like to thank Connect Medical Legal Experts for providing CAMSN members with access to all four articles in a series exploring the most common nursing negligence issues in Canada. These articles can also be found under the Education Corner tab.

1 – Miscommunication the Leading Cause of Malpractice Lawsuits Against Nurses
2 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Assessment
3 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Medication Errors
4 – Legal Issues in Nursing; Infection Control and Equipment Errors

Chris Rokosh is a popular speaker on medical legal issues in nursing across Canada and the U.S. She is an RN and founder of Connect Medical Legal Experts, a Calgary-based leader in Expert Witness Services, with a database of hundreds of medical, nursing and cost of future care experts across the country.

Chris Rokosh has recently published a book titled, “Shift. Change. Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge.” It is now available for purchase at: http://www.connectmlx.com/connect-to-education/shift-change


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Our mission is to openly share medical legal knowledge and expertise, with a goal of improving healthcare and legal outcomes.
Our vision is to positively impact healthcare by creating mutually beneficial relationships between healthcare and law. This vision drives us to serve tirelessly, with great passion and unscrupulous integrity.

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