CASN publishes peer reviewed journal Quality Advancement in Nursing Education – Avancées en formation infirmière

(Ottawa, October 23, 2014) The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Certified Profile, North America’s leading background screening and compliance management solutions provider for colleges and universities, are proud to announce the publication of the first edition of Quality Advancement in NursingEducation – Avancées en formation infirmière, a bilingual, blind peer review journal, which addresses questions related specifically to quality advancement in nursing education... More

CASN Alternative Format Item Writing Webinar: Transitioning to the NCLEX-RN

Register Now!!CASN Alternative Format Item Writing Webinar: Transitioning to the NCLEX® -RN Two mini webinar series are being held in October and November 2014! Registration is now open!Following a survey of Canadian Schools of Nursing, CASN is responding to the call for opportunities for faculty to engage in writing NCLEX-RN type questions to help prepare their students! Due to the popularity of the August and September webinar series, CASN is pleased to offer two more opportunities to take the Alternative Format Item Writing Webinar... More

Nominations for CASN Board of Directors, Awards & Nominations Committee and Accreditation Bureau

ELECTIONS:Full Slate of NominationsNominations for CASN Board of Directors:  President-Elect (1)Treasurer (1)Director - Western North-Western Region   (1) Director - Ontario Region (2)Director – Quebec Region (2)Position descriptionsNomination Form for Board of Director Positions Nominations for Awards & Nominations Committee:Ontario Region (1) Quebec Region (1)   Position descriptionsNomination Form for Awards & Nominations CommitteeNominations for CASN Accreditation Bureau:  Accreditation Bureau – Bilingual Faculty Representative    (1)Position descriptionsNomination Form for CASN Accreditation Bureau More

Entry-to-Practice Public Health Nursing Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education

In 2012 CASN began a project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).  One of the project goals was to support the integration of current and relevant public health content into baccalaureate nursing education by creating core competencies that would detail the knowledge, skills, and attitudes new nurses need to learn in this particular area of health care... More
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CASN and Canada Health Infoway support e-health innovation in nursing education
June 1_enThe Nursing Faculty E-Health Award was created to support a faculty member from a Canadian school of nursing who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to e-Health in nursing education. This award is a component of the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) Clinicians-in-Training Initiative, aimed at improving the preparedness of graduates to work in a technology-enabled environment. CASN and Infoway are pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the E-Health Award is June Kaminski!

When surveying the field of nursing informatics in Canada, one name that will come up repeatedly is June Kaminski. June emerged as a leader for the inclusion of informatics/e-health in nursing curricula, long before there were calls for it. For the past 23 years June has served as the Program and Curriculum Coordiantor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she integrated nursing informatics into the BSN program. Currently, she is developing a post-baccalaureate program delivered in a hybrid format (classroom and online), and includes the use of i-Pad applications at all levels.

June is a mentor, evidenced by her support of fellow Kwantlen faculty as informatics was integrated through the nursing curriculum. June has helped to develop online courses and e-health curriculum for various organizations, such as the Canadian Healthcare Association. June created an online classroom (at, that offers tools that individuals in all areas of nursing across the globe can use to increase their capacity in the area of e-health.

June has published about her research in nursing informatics and education in various national/international publications; her dedication to the dissemination of knowledge about informatics is so great that she created the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics in 2006. Through her role as a leader, teacher, mentor, and advocate, June has made an immeasurable impact on e-health in nursing education.