NETNEP 2018: The 7th International Nurse Education Conference


NETNEP 2018: 7th International Nurse Education Conference will take place May 6 – 9, 2018 in Banff, Canada.
As with previous events in the series, NETNEP 2018 will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience of nursing, midwifery and healthcare workforce education worldwide.
Keynote talks will be supplemented by oral presentations; short talks with accompanying poster; posters and ‘rapid 5s’ (5 minute oral presentations) for which abstracts are invited by September 1, 2017 on the following conference themes:

  • Teaching & assessment
  • Learning in practice – Clinical education
  • New technologies, simulation and social media in teaching and practice
  • Curriculum innovation & development
  • Evidence and educational discourse
  • Research, scholarship and evaluation
  • Professional development & leadership
For more information and to submit abstracts visit:

Add your voice to help shape national cannabis policy

Health Canada has asked the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) for nurses’ feedback on the impending legalization of non-medical cannabis, as outlined in Bill C-45, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and Other Acts. Your input will inform CNA’s response to the proposed law and provide advice to Health Canada on how to prepare for legalization.
Please visit to complete the 15-minute survey by August 14, 2017.
As a registered nurse or organization representing registered nurses, your input is invaluable. We also invite you to forward this invitation to your nursing colleagues.
If you have any questions, please contact Josette Roussel at or 1-800-361-8404, ext. 229, or Karey Shuhendler at or 1-800-361-8404, ext. 410.
– Shared from the CNA

CAMSN Conference 2018

The CAMSN Conference Committee is pleased to announce the next Biennial Conference…

Medical-Surgical Nursing: It’s Getting Complicated
June 7th & 8th, 2018

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Ottawa, Ontario

It is CAMSN’s desire to create two days filled with stimulating information relevant to the complex nature of medical-surgical nursing. Not only is CAMSN’s goal to focus on the diverse health challenges seen on a daily basis, but also to provide education on some of the new controversial matters that are arising in the medical-surgical nursing world.

Save the date!

Develop connections. Make new friends. Join a community from across Canada that shares a passion for medical-surgical nursing.


Stay tuned for registration details. As further conference specifics are confirmed, they will be shared via:

  • CAMSN’s official website (
  • CAMSN’s Newsletters
  • Facebook (search: CAMSN)

**Encourage your friends and colleagues to become CAMSN Members to ensure that they receive the discounted conference fee!**


Canada’s Nursing Sisters

In honour of National Nursing Week (May 8th-14th), learn about the history of the Nursing Sisters in Canada. Battle nursing, a concept begun by Florence Nightingale, found its way to Canada in 1885.

“This tribute to Canadian Nursing Sisters tells of these brave and dedicated women. Their story is one of humour as well as anguish. It is a story of unyielding women who braved all the hardships of war to do their duty and serve their patients, and of those who nursed the casualties left in the wake of war.”

Enjoy the rest of this publication, retrieved from Veterans Affairs Canada’s Remembrance Series, at:

May Newsletter

Check your e-mails for the CAMSN May Newsletter!!
**Remember that the newsletters are sent from**

To receive the newsletters, you must be a CAMSN member.

If you are currently a CAMSN member but did not receive the newsletter, please contact Crystal Côté at to ensure that the e-mail address we have on file is correct.

Did you know?

There are over 45,000 medical-surgical Registered Nurses in Canada. Medical-surgical nurses form the largest single group of nursing professionals in health care and make up over 18% of all RNs working in Canada!
While nationally med-surg numbers are quite notable, CAMSN has just over 800 members. This leads us to believe that a lot of medical-surgical nurses simply don’t know about CAMSN.

Have you told your friends and colleagues about the Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses?

Help us increase our membership numbers. It’s FREE and joining is easy! Just have your friends and colleagues fill out the registration form located in the “Membership” tab and e-mail it to Crystal Côté, our secretary, at

Top 10 Reasons to be a CAMSN Member:

  1. Stay up-to-date with CAMSN activities
  2. Receive quarterly newsletters
  3. Connect with a community across Canada that shares a passion for medical-surgical nursing
  4. Expand your knowledge and skills, share in best practices and remain current, connected and relevant
  5. Access to CAMSN’s Standards of Practice
  6. Demonstrate your commitment to competence in your specialty area
  7. Opportunities to be featured or have your work featured in CAMSN’s quarterly newsletters
  8. Discounted CAMSN conference registration fees
  9. Access to archived newsletters and documentation from past conferences
  10. Work collaboratively with the Canadian Nurses Association