University of Saskatchewan Regina campus hosted national nursing conference

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Nursing Regina campus hosted a national nursing conference January 28 through 31, attracting more than 400 nursing students and nursing professionals.

"The annual Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) National Conference is an event that hundreds of nursing students look forward to every year," said third-year U of S nursing student and CNSA National Conference Director Justin Eisenkirch. "When I attended the conference in Vancouver last year, I left with a new found motivation and enthusiasm for my education and future career. I couldn't wait to bring the conference to Regina this year; I wanted my cohorts to be able to experience how motivating it is to be surrounded by hundreds of nursing students from across Canada."

Over the course of the four days, attendees had the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops, hear keynote speakers and interact with exhibitors from all branches of health care.

"During the workshops and keynote presentations, fellow nursing students were empowered to reach their full potential," said Eisenkirch. "They were not only encouraged to empower themselves, but also learned how to empower the many people they will help throughout their nursing career. By empowering ourselves and the people around us, we can all achieve better quality care."

When asked about the overall success of the conference, Eisenkirch said, "Being the national conference director was an amazing experience, but it is nothing compared the satisfaction I felt when I was able to see my cohorts from across the country learning and interacting with the other future leaders from across Canada. I am extremely pleased with how everything turned out."

The University of Saskatchewan Regina campus was proud to be the newest chapter school in the history of the CNSA to be awarded the prestigious national conference. "It was a great opportunity to showcase our campus, as we are still relatively new in Regina and a lot of people still don't know the U of S offers the full nursing degree not only in Saskatoon, but in Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, La Ronge and ÃŽle-Ã -la-Crosse," said Eisenkirch.

"I believe students are truly the future; by being a part of the CNSA national conference last week, we are already building that future, we will one day become part of. By being involved in the CNSA National Conference, students are taking hold of their futures. The conference is just a step towards success for all nursing students."

For over forty years, the CNSA has been the national voice of Canadian nursing students representing their interests to federal, provincial and international governments and to other nursing and health-care organizations.


For more information, contact:

Kylie Kelso

Marketing & Communications Specialist

U of S College of Nursing


Justin Eisenkirch
CNSA National Conference Director
U of S College of Nursing
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