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

Two mini webinar series are being held in August and September 2014! Registration is now open!Register Now!! 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! Webinar DescriptionIn January 2015, nursing students will write the NCLEX-RN as the new entry-to-practice exam... 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

National Nursing Education Summit – Summary Report

Healthcare in Canada is rapidly evolving, and Canadians are facing an unprecedented set of challenges in creating a sustainable health-care system. Acuity and intensity of care are increasing, and Canadians are living longer, often with multiple, complex chronic conditions... More

Clinical Instructor Certificate Course

REGISTER NOW!!A fall session is being offered starting September 2014! Registration is now open!After the resounding success of the CASN Clinical Instructor Certificate Course fall 2013 and winter 2014 sessions, CASN is pleased to announce that this course is being offered again starting September 2014!!Course DescriptionClinical education is a foundational component of nursing education... More

CASN Works with Haitians to Establish an Approval Program for Schools of Nursing

In September 2013, CASN began a project to establish standards for nursing education programs and to revise the process of approval in Haiti.Improving Nursing Education in Haiti by Strengthening Quality Standards "To improve nursing education in Haiti, the USAID-funded Health Financing and Governance (HFG) project is working closely with the Ministry of Health or Ministère de la Santé Publiqueet de la Population to strengthen its ability to manage an effective standards-based quality system for nursing educational institutions... 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 www.nursing-informatics.com), 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.