"Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario" - CNS


CNS Annual General Meeting 2015 & Conference

  • Help --

  • We need volunteers who will attend the RNAO AGM to join us on Thursday (April 16 evening) and Friday (April 17 day) to welcome RNAO members on our behalf. We are wearing white lab coats or white uniforms. Send a note to Paul-André if you can join us - stat !   :)   Thanks.  
  • pgauthier@rnao.ca

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015 - 7:30 to 11:00 AM
Hilton Toronto (downtown)  - Come and join us for breakfast.

7:30 –breakfast (meet at entrance of hotel)

8:30 –business Meeting (assigned room)

9:45 –presentation (free) : 
topic - “Palliative Care, Pain Control, and Euthanasia”

Notice for AGM- details.

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


Election - April 18th, 2015  


CNS Awards -

see the Awards' section.

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

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:




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




We need your input,

--> Next one - we need your input by March 2015.

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


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.



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 Orlando, Florida, USA.  March 5-7, 2015 !

Who will present from Ontario?

Next NACNS conference on March 5-7, 2015 in Loews Coronado Bay, (San Diego), California, USA.


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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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