New nurses can participate through their employer only; CASN is not currently able to register individual nurses to the residency program. Please have your employer contact CASN to participate in the program.
New graduates are registered nurses with less than 1 year of licensure.
Yes! Please contact us for more information.
Yes! You can have your staff take the Preceptor-Mentor Training Program, have new graduates participate in the workshops only, or license our content to contribute to your own residency program. Contact us for more information.
CASN does not provide the high-fidelity simulation scenarios recommended in our Residency Program. Those are the responsibility of the employer. However, for employers that are unable to offer high-fidelity simulations, there are free virtual simulations offered through CAN-Sim (https://can-sim.ca/hc/).
Registration for the spring (March-June) session opens in January. Registration for the fall (September-December) session opens in June. Registration remains open until 2 weeks before the end of the session.
Practical nurses are welcome to take the Preceptor-Mentor Training Program. Other health care professionals might find the content useful, but it is directly geared towards nurses. In addition, nurses will be given registration priority.
The Residency Program is currently only available for new registered nurses. We are in discussions to develop an equivalent program for practical nurses.