Nurse Educator Interest Groups


What do the interest groups do?

CASN interest groups provide nurse educators an opportunity to discuss ideas; exchange information; build research and scholarship capacity; and promote quality of a specific area of nursing education, at a national level.

What CASN interest groups currently exist?

CASN currently offers the following Nurse Educator Interest Groups:

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Community Health
  • Digital Health
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Francophone Nursing Education
  • Gerontology/ Long-Term Care
  • Indigenous Health
  • Leadership, Management, and Policy in Education
  • Mental Health
  • Nurse Practitioner Education
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Planetary Health
  • Remote/Rural Nursing Education
  • Simulation
Note: With the exception of the Francophone Nursing Education Nurse Educator Interest Group, the main language for communications and meetings is English.

What are the benefits in taking part?

  • Strengthen the voice of nurse educators and build a specialty-/interest-focused base among nurse educators.
  • Participate in a forum for knowledge translation and idea exchange to raise awareness and call attention to practice issues, current trends, evolving challenges, successes, and key milestones, in the area of interest.
  • Share resources and tools pertaining to the specific area of interest.
  • Foster capacity among faculty in Canadian schools of nursing in the specialty/interest area, by participating in on-going relevant conversations, offering webinars, presentations and talks on topics of interest.
  • Explore potential collaborations, such as joint initiatives, research projects, and publications.

How often do members meet?

Members meet virtually four times a year.

What kind of activities might members undertake?

Members may select one or more key issues where concerted group action may be valuable, and undertake any of the following activities:

  • Share information and practices in a key area within the group
  • Create a newsletter article (published once a year by CASN through an online newsletter platform) to heighten visibility, celebrate successes, and advance knowledge around key areas
  • Plan a webinar to deepen understanding of critical issues and engage in national discussions on hot topics
  • Prepare for a conference
  • Collaborate on a joint project or publication

How do I become a member?

  • Registration is only $55.00 (per person, per group, per year)
    • Registration is 50% off since the membership period is halfway through. Promo code: 2023SAVE50
  • The CASN membership year spans from July 2022 to June 2023

***Cancellation Policy: Interest group membership is non-refundable. CASN reserves the right to cancel any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements.

Looking for more information?

 Click here to read the CASN Nurse Educator Interest Group Terms of Reference (2021)
Still have questions? Contact our CASN Staff member, Sabiha Khazal at