Nursing Student

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The Nursing Student works as a research assistant and writer and supports CNA in the development of program policies and implementing initiatives. Assignments support the advancement of CNA’s vision, mission and goals.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Researches and monitors trends and developments in nursing practice, research, education and leadership through literature reviews and internet searches
  • Drafts documents, including key concepts for position statements, in support of the association’s policy priorities
  • Researches and drafts correspondence and memoranda
  • Participates in CNA meetings and activities
  • Contributes to intra-agency work groups for projects on key issues in support of CNA’s goals


  • Completion of year two in a baccalaureate nursing program
  • Experience acquired through volunteer work
  • Experience acquired through hospital rotations while in school
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with computers and current software
  • Ability to establish and maintain good work relationships
  • Ability to manage competing priorities

Desirable Qualifications

  • Membership in the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association