"Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario" - CNS-ON


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Happy CNS week !!!

September 1-7, 2016


CNS Association of Canada /  Association des ICS du Canada.

Annual General Meeting Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  Convocation to the AGM.

To participate at the AGM, you need to become a member before October 1st, 2016. Membership link

In English or in French.   Facebook.


A power point about the CNS-ON (in PDF format).


More Awards for December 2016

(see the PDF document for more details).


Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Canada

Communiqué  in English and in French as of March 29, 2016.

Latest Newsletter in 2016  here.

We need your input,

--> Next one - we need your input  by May 14, 2016.

--> Do not hesitate to send us info for the following one.

Send us a little note or article to: pgauthier@rnao.ca


Latest Members' Voice in 2016 report.


Best Practice Guidelines

» Guidelines

"Care Transitions" (the latest)

Care transitions depends on effective communication and coordination of client care by all interprofessional team members and with the client, their family and caregivers.


Activity report from November 2014 to October 31, 2015.

Survey report prepared in February 2015.

Activity report from November 2013 to October 31, 2014.


Graduate programs in Nursing - M.N./M.Sc.N -  CNS with min. 500 hours in a clinical specialty.

  • Université de Montréal (confirmed) more than 500 hours.
  • Other examples...  send us a note  ( pgauthier@rnao.ca ).


NACNS conference in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  March 9-11, 2017 !

Who will present from Ontario? Please submit your abstract.

Loews Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA, USA
March 9-11, 2017   website information

Tomorrow Belongs to Us: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Conquering Changes in the Healthcare Environment

Call for Abstracts - Deadline: August 3, 2016


CNS week, September 2016.

This year’s theme is: (- will be posted later -)



Join the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and remain a member of our national association and international (ICN).

We can now join CNA as an independent RN. In order for the CNSs in Ontario to remain connected with the national association (CNA), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (INP/APNN). We can join CNA directly if you have not done so via RNAO:




http://www.icn.ch/ (ICN)

If you have any questions about this CNA voluntary membership process, please contact Lisa Brazeau, CNA director of communications and member outreach at 1-800-361-8404 / 613-237-2159, ext. 252 (office), or 613-864-1371 (cell). You may also e-mail members@cna-aiic.ca


If a registered nurse is not a member of RNAO in Ontario, and is not a member of another CNPS member organization, she/he can register on an individual basis to become a beneficiary of CNPS services, i.e. Canadian Nurses Protective Society. For more information about this please see the link from our website. https://cnps.ca/index.php?page=277  or  at 1-800-267-3390.


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About CNS Association of Ontario

Who we are… the Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario is an association of RNAO members or affiliates who are nurses committed to Advanced Nursing Practice.

History: The Clinical Nurse Specialist Interest Group was formed in 1977. It became an official interest group of RNAO on September 13, 1979. On April 28, 2012, we became the Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario (CNS Association of Ontario).

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