IBD Survey for Registered Nurses

Please find attached a survey link on healthcare transition for Canadian nurses who work with pediatric or young adult patients living with IBD.

Your support in distributing and/or promoting this national survey call is greatly appreciated as we work together to improve healthcare transition.

This nursing-led research project was funded by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in association with CANIBD.

Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/IBDnursesonHCT
Poster: IBD Nurses on HCT


New CNA Code of Ethics is now available

The CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses is a statement of the ethical values of registered nurses and nurses licensed in extended roles, such as nurse practitioners. It demonstrates nurses’ commitments to persons with health-care needs and persons receiving care.

2017 highlights
This edition of the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses contains new and updated content that reflects the contemporary practice needs of registered nurses and nurses licensed in extended roles. Examples include:
– New content addressing medical assistance in dying
– Updated terminology and definitions such as:
          – advance care planning
          – equity
          – primary health care
          – job action
          – medical assistance in dying
          – workplace bullying
– Updated ethics models including Oberle and Raffin Bouchal
– New content on advocating for quality work environments that support the delivery of safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care
– Updated references

Hard copies of the full 2017 edition of the Code and the pocket version are available for purchase:
See more, including nine e-learning modules, at:


August Newsletter

Check your e-mails for the CAMSN August Newsletter!!
**Remember that the newsletters are sent from camsnexecutives@gmail.com**

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 crystal.cote@mail.mcgill.ca to ensure that the e-mail address we have on file is correct.

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: www.elsevier.com/netnep-conference

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 http://cna.fluidsurveys.com/s/legalizationofcannabissurvey/langeng/ to complete the 15-minute survey by September 15, 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 jroussel@cna-aiic.ca or 1-800-361-8404, ext. 229, or Karey Shuhendler at kshuhendler@cna-aiic.ca 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 (www.medsurgnurse.ca)
  • CAMSN’s Newsletters
  • Facebook (search: CAMSN)


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: