Canadian Nursing Students' Association

Canadian Nursing Students' Association Who is CNSA? We are individuals, chapters, and lifetime/honorary members representing the interests and passions of students studying to be Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Practical Nurses, and Advanced Practice Nurses across Canada!

CNSA, with nearly 25,000 members, is an affiliate member of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Practical Nurses Canada as well as an associate member of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The CNSA has a reciprocal relationship with Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Members of CNSA's Executive Committee sit on the Boards of Directors of CNSA, CFNU and CASN.

CNSA, with nearly 25,000 members, is an affiliate member of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Practical Nurses Canada as well as an associate member of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The CNSA has a reciprocal relationship with Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Members of CNSA's Executive Committee sit on the Boards of Directors of CNSA, CFNU and CASN.

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Throughout this pandemic, the CNSA has fiercely advocated for its members at a local and national level regarding concer...
09/02/2021

Throughout this pandemic, the CNSA has fiercely advocated for its members at a local and national level regarding concerns that nursing students were not being taken into account during pandemic planning and our education was being put at risk. We advocated within the provincial and national unions, associations and colleges; and, had the incredible opportunity to speak to a Minister of Health of Canada about nursing students' concerns.

Now, our focus is shifting towards COVID-19 vaccination advocacy. As nurses, it is important that we utilize evidence-based practice. Evidence has shown us that the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective way to combat the COVID-19 virus and protect ourselves, our families, and our patients.

The CNSA is joining the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA-AIIC) in the call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for ALL healthcare workers - including nursing students.
Please see the statement from CFNU supporting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: https://nursesunions.ca/covid-19-vaccination-position-statement/
See this joint position statement from CNA and CMA: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/news-room/news-releases/2021/cma-and-cna-call-for-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations-for-health-care-workers?fbclid=IwAR08ziAk1JUXHoT0Uk4G0oeEAgptToDagncDbEKKAk99xN_NAQr4_4ix5mk

Misinformation has contributed to vaccine hesitancy across Canada. Vaccine hesitancy is described as a delay in the acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccine services. Nurses play a significant role in the COVID-19 immunization programs, as well as in educating patients, families, and communities with evidence-informed information. Therefore, it is imperative that nurses have access to up-to-date information about approved vaccines, recommendations for use, prioritization of populations, and safety considerations as well as adverse event reporting. Below are lists of evidence-based resources to support nurses: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/coronavirus-disease/covid-19-vaccinations?fbclid=IwAR2-ESRav1MxRbfsl9TyE4CCy0230tCkolLjFgFoaxA-crMTF069Fh7yzK8

Finally, it is our duty to practice to the CNA Code of Ethics, please see below.

Under the CNA Code of Ethics (2017):

Part I: Nursing Values and Ethical Responsibilities

A. Providing Safe, Compassionate, Competent and Ethical Care
Nurses provide safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care.
1. Nurses have a responsibility to conduct themselves according to the ethical responsibilities outlined in this document and in practice standards in what they do and how they interact with persons receiving care and other members of the health care team (p.
9. During a natural or human-made disaster, including a communicable disease outbreak, nurses provide care using appropriate safety precautions in accordance with the legislation, regulations and guidelines provided by government, regulatory bodies, employers, unions, and professional associations (see Appendix B. (p.9)

B. Promoting Health and Well-Being
Nurses work with persons who have health-care needs or are receiving care to enable them to attain their highest possible level of health and well-being.
1. Nurses provide care directed first and foremost toward the health and well-being of persons receiving care, recognizing and using the values and principles of primary health care. (p.10)

G. Being accountable
Nurses are accountable for their actions and answerable for their practice.
1. Nurses, as members of a self-regulating profession, practise according to the values and responsibilities in the Code and in keeping with the professional standards, laws and regulations supporting ethical practices. (p.16)

Appendix B: Applying the Code in Selected Circumstances (p.33)

Ethical Considerations for Nurses in a Natural or Human-Made Disaster, Communicable Disease Outbreak or Pandemic (p.38)
Nurses provide care to those in need, even when providing care puts their own health and life at risk. Nurses also encounter personal risk when providing care for those with a known or unknown communicable or infectious disease. However, disasters and communicable disease outbreaks call for extraordinary effort from all health-care personnel, including nurses.
The Code states:
During a natural or human-made disaster, including a communicable disease outbreak, nurses provide care using appropriate safety precautions in accordance with the legislation, regulations and guidelines provided by government, regulatory bodies, employers, unions, and professional associations. (A9)
A duty to provide care refers to a nurse's professional obligation to provide persons receiving care with safe, competent, compassionate and ethical care. (p.39)

B. When in the midst of a disaster or disease outbreak, nurses:
refer to regulations and guidelines provided by the government, regulatory bodies, employers and professional associations;
provide safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care;
help determine if, when and how nurses may have to decline or withdraw from care; (p.40)

Ethical Considerations in Relationships with Nursing Students (p.41)
Nursing students are expected to meet the standards of care for their level of learning. They advise their faculty clinical instructor and their clinical unit nurse supervisors if they do not believe they are able to meet this expectation. (p.42)
Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). 2017 edition code of ethics for registered nurses. https://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/code-of-ethics-2017-edition-secure-interactive

Throughout this pandemic, the CNSA has fiercely advocated for its members at a local and national level regarding concerns that nursing students were not being taken into account during pandemic planning and our education was being put at risk. We advocated within the provincial and national unions, associations and colleges; and, had the incredible opportunity to speak to a Minister of Health of Canada about nursing students' concerns.

Now, our focus is shifting towards COVID-19 vaccination advocacy. As nurses, it is important that we utilize evidence-based practice. Evidence has shown us that the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective way to combat the COVID-19 virus and protect ourselves, our families, and our patients.

The CNSA is joining the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA-AIIC) in the call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for ALL healthcare workers - including nursing students.
Please see the statement from CFNU supporting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: https://nursesunions.ca/covid-19-vaccination-position-statement/
See this joint position statement from CNA and CMA: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/news-room/news-releases/2021/cma-and-cna-call-for-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations-for-health-care-workers?fbclid=IwAR08ziAk1JUXHoT0Uk4G0oeEAgptToDagncDbEKKAk99xN_NAQr4_4ix5mk

Misinformation has contributed to vaccine hesitancy across Canada. Vaccine hesitancy is described as a delay in the acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccine services. Nurses play a significant role in the COVID-19 immunization programs, as well as in educating patients, families, and communities with evidence-informed information. Therefore, it is imperative that nurses have access to up-to-date information about approved vaccines, recommendations for use, prioritization of populations, and safety considerations as well as adverse event reporting. Below are lists of evidence-based resources to support nurses: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/coronavirus-disease/covid-19-vaccinations?fbclid=IwAR2-ESRav1MxRbfsl9TyE4CCy0230tCkolLjFgFoaxA-crMTF069Fh7yzK8

Finally, it is our duty to practice to the CNA Code of Ethics, please see below.

Under the CNA Code of Ethics (2017):

Part I: Nursing Values and Ethical Responsibilities

A. Providing Safe, Compassionate, Competent and Ethical Care
Nurses provide safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care.
1. Nurses have a responsibility to conduct themselves according to the ethical responsibilities outlined in this document and in practice standards in what they do and how they interact with persons receiving care and other members of the health care team (p.
9. During a natural or human-made disaster, including a communicable disease outbreak, nurses provide care using appropriate safety precautions in accordance with the legislation, regulations and guidelines provided by government, regulatory bodies, employers, unions, and professional associations (see Appendix B. (p.9)

B. Promoting Health and Well-Being
Nurses work with persons who have health-care needs or are receiving care to enable them to attain their highest possible level of health and well-being.
1. Nurses provide care directed first and foremost toward the health and well-being of persons receiving care, recognizing and using the values and principles of primary health care. (p.10)

G. Being accountable
Nurses are accountable for their actions and answerable for their practice.
1. Nurses, as members of a self-regulating profession, practise according to the values and responsibilities in the Code and in keeping with the professional standards, laws and regulations supporting ethical practices. (p.16)

Appendix B: Applying the Code in Selected Circumstances (p.33)

Ethical Considerations for Nurses in a Natural or Human-Made Disaster, Communicable Disease Outbreak or Pandemic (p.38)
Nurses provide care to those in need, even when providing care puts their own health and life at risk. Nurses also encounter personal risk when providing care for those with a known or unknown communicable or infectious disease. However, disasters and communicable disease outbreaks call for extraordinary effort from all health-care personnel, including nurses.
The Code states:
During a natural or human-made disaster, including a communicable disease outbreak, nurses provide care using appropriate safety precautions in accordance with the legislation, regulations and guidelines provided by government, regulatory bodies, employers, unions, and professional associations. (A9)
A duty to provide care refers to a nurse's professional obligation to provide persons receiving care with safe, competent, compassionate and ethical care. (p.39)

B. When in the midst of a disaster or disease outbreak, nurses:
refer to regulations and guidelines provided by the government, regulatory bodies, employers and professional associations;
provide safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care;
help determine if, when and how nurses may have to decline or withdraw from care; (p.40)

Ethical Considerations in Relationships with Nursing Students (p.41)
Nursing students are expected to meet the standards of care for their level of learning. They advise their faculty clinical instructor and their clinical unit nurse supervisors if they do not believe they are able to meet this expectation. (p.42)
Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). 2017 edition code of ethics for registered nurses. https://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/code-of-ethics-2017-edition-secure-interactive

The CNSA supports the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association in their call for mandatory vacci...
09/02/2021
CMA and CNA call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers

The CNSA supports the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Nurses Association in their call for mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19 for ALL healthcare workers.

With mounting concerns over highly contagious COVID-19 variants and leveling-off vaccination rates across Canada, the mandatory vaccination of health care workers is an additional measure to protect patients, the health workforce and health care system capacity. Higher rates of vaccination will reduce the burden of COVID-19 in our communities and bolster ongoing pandemic management efforts.

“As health providers, we have a fundamental duty of care towards our patients and the public. There is significant evidence that vaccines are safe and effective and as health professionals who are leading the vaccination campaigns, it is the right call and an appropriate step,” says Dr. Ann Collins, CMA president.

Historically, health care workers have always been at the forefront of population-wide immunization. Tim Guest, CNA president noted “throughout this pandemic, health workers have been on the front lines and were among the first to get vaccinated. We need to maintain this trend and ensure that we take all the necessary steps to protect our patients and, of course, protect each other.”

Beyond mandatory vaccination of health care workers, the CMA and the CNA are also calling on all levels of government and employers to implement strategies that decrease barriers to accessing vaccines and improve vaccine acceptance. While vaccines are readily available across Canada, we recognize that the history of inequity within the health care system impacts trust. Therefore, governments and employers must continue to support and address vaccine hesitancy and system barriers to achieving the highest rate of vaccination among the public and health workforce.

With COVID-19 cases increasing among unvaccinated Canadians, it is essential to double down on vaccination efforts. The CMA and the CNA continue to urge all Canadians to get fully immunized and bring any questions or concerns to a health care professional.

- See more at: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/news-room/news-releases/2021/cma-and-cna-call-for-mandatory-covid-19-vaccinations-for-health-care-workers#sthash.dkHkODwZ.dpuf

Learn more by visiting CNA’s website.

Misinformation has contributed to the vaccine hesitancy across Canada. Vaccine hesitancy is described as a delay in acce...
09/02/2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations

Misinformation has contributed to the vaccine hesitancy across Canada. Vaccine hesitancy is described as a delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccine services. Nurses have a key play a significant role in the COVID-19 immunization programs, as well as in educating patients, families and communities with evidence-informed information. Therefore, it is imperative that nurses have access to up-to-date information about approved vaccines, recommendations for use, prioritization of populations and safety considerations as well as adverse event reporting. Below are lists of evidence-based resources to support nurses. - See more at: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/coronavirus-disease/covid-19-vaccinations?fbclid=IwAR0mOtduvn6BZkMwE190yeUKaDCj1kfUiiFUy5hZHgNZvxTWg13M7XWtnIg#sthash.KUR3Snw3.dpuf

Learn more by visiting CNA’s website.

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08/27/2021

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Build a better and more inclusive future with Elder Aline LaFlamme and recognize the importance of health care providers when it comes to building a safer care for Indigenous Peoples.

Learn more and register:
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08/23/2021

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Are you interested in knowing how you can get involved in the federal election? Join us on Sept 2 for a presentation by our team! #cdnpoli #elxn44 Register here: http://ow.ly/vYhr50FUw2P

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08/23/2021

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CNA is hosting an exciting Election Panel featuring Award-Winning National Health Writer André Picard! Join us on Sept 7 to hear about health-care priorities during the 2021 federal election! Register now: http://ow.ly/U9Pp50FV6Cx
#cdnpoli #elxn44

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07/05/2021

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Misinformation has contributed to vaccine hesitancy across Canada. Please be sure to only read information about the #COVID19 vaccine from reliable sources. CNA is committed to providing our members & all nurses with up-to-date, evidence-based information! Learn more: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/coronavirus-disease/covid-19-vaccinations

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06/26/2021

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Unable to wait any longer for others to act, on June 1, we released our own action plan to end the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls crisis. Our Calls, Our Actions was developed by Indigenous women, for Indigenous women and is made up of 65+ concrete actions. We’ve been working hard and will soon be announcing the completion of one of these actions. Keep an eye on our social channels to find out more. To view the action plan, visit: http://ow.ly/Kuvu50FgdoF

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We are a bilingual and pan-Canadian organization advocating for the needs of all nursing students. As a member of CNSA, you have the opportunity to interact with other nursing students on educational, professional, and social levels. CNSA holds annual national and regional conferences and offers lively discussion forums through this web site.

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We are a bilingual and pan-Canadian organization advocating for the needs of all nursing students. As a member of CNSA, you have the opportunity to interact with other nursing students on educational, professional, and social levels. CNSA holds annual national and regional conferences and offers lively discussion forums through this web site. Stakeholders: CNA, CFNU, CASN, CINA

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