Atlantic Region – Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


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“… to promote the advancement of nursing education in Atlantic Canadian and to cooperate with the other Regions in meeting the objectives of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing….”
ARCASN Constitution 2007



  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Universite de Moncton
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Cape Breton University
  • Western Regional School of Nursing
  • Centre for Nursing Studies


  • To identify the needs of the Region concerning nursing education;
  • To promote the interchange of information concerning philosophies, programs, curricula, and plans for the future;
  • To promote communication and coordination in planning for nursing educational programs and research
  • To promote research in nursing;
  • To promote interchange of nursing knowledge among the membership;
  • To represent the views of the Region to educational, professional and other appropriate bodies;
  • To promote public understanding about nursing.

Purpose of CASN

“… to foster and promote the interests of nursing education and research in Canada…”

CASN Constitution


Representatives from each institution meet twice yearly, with each taking its turn to host the events.

In the spring of each year, ARCASN holds its Annual Conference. All members are invited to submit papers or posters for presentation.

The Annual General Meeting is held during the spring conference. Subcommittees of ARCASN (Education and Research) meet on an ad hoc basis, usually by teleconference.