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The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (CFMHN) is a national voice for psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing in Canada. It is an associate group of the Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA), for which it provides expertise for the specialty in matters relating to mental health nursing.

CFMHN is by psychiatric and mental health nurses for psychiatric and mental health nurses and strives to ensure a national voice in matters relevant to psychiatric and mental health nursing.

CFMHN’s national body empowers psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing professionals as they pursue positive outcomes for themselves and for clients. Join Today!

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ICN Congress 2023

Welcome to our fourth ICN 2023 Congress newsletter with all the latest news on the ICN 2023 Congress in Montreal, Canada! Organised by the International Council of Nurses in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association, the 2023 Congress will be held in person, 1-5 July 2023, at the Palais des ...
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CGNA2023 Call for Abstracts – Due September 30

CGNA2023: Emerging from the Mist Gerontological Nurses...We Are Ready! The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association and the Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CGNA2023, the 22nd Biennial Conference of the CGNA, taking place April 20-22, 2023 in Niagara Falls, Canada. To read more, follow this link ...
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ICN Congress 2023

For the complete article, follow the link Welcome to our second ICN 2023 Congress newsletter with all the latest news on our 2023 Congress in Montreal, Canada in one year’s time! We are looking forward to seeing many of you there! Dates and theme Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Association, ...
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Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)

CASN has a Mental Health Nurse Educator Interest Group, and we are looking to get more members! 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.

Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Working Mind Healthcare – Closed

The CNA Accreditation Program is looking for two expert reviewers to go through the application for accreditation submitted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada: The Working Mind Healthcare.
The application is attached. Do you know of two nurses, who would be interested in being a reviewer? Please let me know ...
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Qualitative study of the lived experiences of mental health nurses with a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Are you a mental health nurse who has experienced your own Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? Chantell Dunlop, RPN, a Brandon University Masters of Psychiatric Nursing Student, is conducting research related to mental health nurse’s own experiences with ACEs and their mental health nursing career.  Research will be conducted over Microsoft ...
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