Trent-Fleming School of Nursing to host CNSA regional conference

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Article co-written with Meaghan Gutenberg.

On October 24-26, 2014 the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing will be hosting the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) Ontario Regional Conference.

The CNSA is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. Their goal is to increase the legal, ethical, professional, and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing.

The CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole.

Each year a CNSA regional and national conference is held for nursing students across Canada. Conferences bring students together from different backgrounds to network, learn about many different avenues of nursing, and have fun with students from a variety of different nursing schools.

Trent will be hosting the Ontario conference and will be welcoming hundreds of nursing students from across Ontario.

The theme of our conference is Reach For The Stars: Go Where No Nurse Has Gone Before!

This conference theme reflects sub-themes of leadership, advocacy, pride, and creative themes of super heroes and space.

In turn, these reflect on how nurses are often the super heroes of health care, taking on leadership roles and advocating for patients.

It also reflects on how nurses often dive into aspects of society and health care that most people do not dare to jump into. For all of these wonderful things that nurses are, the nursing population should be proud.

These sub-themes together comprise the overall theme of the conference, and what we hoped to be instilled in attendees throughout the conference. This theme will be incorporated into the various workshops and keynote speakers being offered to attendees, social events, and conference atmosphere.

We are excited to be welcoming ONA as our platinum sponsor, Otonabee College and Pocket Nurse as gold sponsors, Rob Fraser as a silver sponsor, and Gaumard, RNAO, Elsevier, and Hopital Montfort as bronze sponsors.

We will be offering three simulations which include the unresponsive patient, labour and delivery, and spot the hazards. Speakers will be coming from across Ontario to speak on a variety of topics which include the NCLEX registration exam, social media in nursing, smoking cessation, assisting new RN’s, caring for children with autism, and many more!

Trent is very fortunate to host this amazing event! We hope that many Trent nursing students take advantage of the opportunity to be involved in the nursing community and Trent nursing.

We look forward to welcoming Ontario nursing students to Trent!