"Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario" - CNS



Celebrate National CNS Recognition Week
        September 1-7, 2014    info



CNS Awards 2014 - see the section.

You will find our next Newsletter September 2014, the Educational Award (deadline: Dec. 2014).  Award-info-here.



We need your input,

--> Next one - we need your input by September 3rd, 2014.

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


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 6-8-, 2014:

We presented:

  • Elsabeth Jensen, PhD   =>  session F2.
  • Paul-André Gauthier, PhD  =>  sessions C1; G4

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


Information regarding Code of Ethics / Palliative Care / Euthanasia:

We have information available to guide us:

September 2014:

Médecins contre l’euthanasie : http://www.refusmedical.blogspot.ca/p/le-collectif-de-medecins.html http://www.refusmedical.blogspot.ca/ http://www.refusmedical.blogspot.ca/p/faits-saillants.html  http://www.refusmedical.blogspot.ca/   http://www.refusmedical.blogspot.ca/p/documentation.html

Physicians (mds) against euthanasia : http://www.totalrefusal.blogspot.ca/p/the-physicians-alliance.html  http://www.totalrefusal.blogspot.ca/p/key-facts.html  http://www.totalrefusal.blogspot.ca/



More educational sessions coming this Fall (2014) with instructions  CNA & CNPS, LAP.

Past webinars -CNA ;


Interview in the media with TFO :

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJZ2uI_TwQ&feature=youtu.be  
  • On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, Paul-André Gauthier, a clinical nurse specialist, did an interview of 17 minutes on TFO (French) provincial television to discuss end-of-life care. He positioned himself against euthanasia and against assisted suicide. He suggested that a wider implementation of palliative care would enable individuals to have a better experience of care when facing a terminal illness without exposing them to treatments that are aggressive and poorly supported by pain and symptom control.

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Activity report from November 2012 to October 31, 2013.


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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