School of Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University

Courage to Nurse

A retreat for nurses who are seeking to renew and sustain engagement in their profession and to deepen leadership skills for the delivery of compassionate person centred care.

To learn more, download a brochure (in PDF format).

To register, complete the registration form.




2013 AST Pinning/Convocation

University Club
November 19th, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Health Sciences Education Rounds

The Health Sciences Education Rounds are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 8:00-9:00 am. The sessions will take place at the Louise D. Acton Building, 31 George St, room 008. Everyone is welcome. Registration prior to the session is not required.

For details, visit the Health Sciences Education Rounds' website.

Health Sciences Education Journal Club

The Office of Health Sciences Education is pleased to present Faculty of Health Sciences Education Journal Club. The Journal Club will meet once a month, on the second Wednesday of every month in the Glaxo Wellcome Centre.

For details, visit the Health Sciences Education Journal Club's website.


AST Information Session

Tuesday, November 5th
Time – 1:00 pm
Location: Stirling 412b


Come SOAR at Queen’s this July!

Dear Nurs’17,

Come SOAR at Queen’s!                                    REGISTER NOW!

NOTE: Registration closes:

  • Thursday, June 27 for Arts & Science students
    (7 days in advance of the start to “Week 1”)
  • Thursday, July 4 for Nursing, Engineering and Commerce students
    (7 days in advance of the start to “Week 2”)

Queen’s Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is a one-day program which aims to ease the transition of our incoming first years and their families. Structured information sessions, as well as opportunities to connect with upper-year students, faculty and staff, will prepare students for new academic expectations, address questions and fears, and introduce on-campus resources and support services.

The advantages of attending:

  • Prepare effectively for new academic expectations
  • Understand how to make the most of on-campus resources and services to support
    your success at Queen’s
  • Meet peers and develop a campus support network before the fall semester starts
  • Anticipate important academic dates and deadlines
  • Become more familiar with academic registration and financial accounts processes
  • Tour our residence buildings and beautiful campus, and start to get to know Kingston
  • Get tips for staying healthy and getting involved in the Queen’s and Kingston community
  • Get answers to all of your questions from current students, faculty, and staff

Parents and family members will also have the opportunity to attend a session that will introduce them to common academic and social transition issues, so they can better support their students through their transition experience.

When:    For students enrolled in Engineering and Applied Science, Commerce and Nursing:

Thursday, July 11 – Monday, July 15

Check-in begins at 9:30am. The program runs from 10:00am-3:30pm.

Where:                  Queen’s University, Biosciences Complex

Parking:               Tindall or Stauffer lots

Cost:                      $45 per student and an additional $10 for each guest (max. of 2 guests per student). The cost includes summer orientation programming, a parking pass, light refreshments upon arrival, and a full lunch in the Ban Righ Dining Hall.                       
Registration is now open! Space is limited, so register early!
Please visit:  

Questions?          Please contact the Queen’s Student Experience Office at

Can’t attend?      You’ll find all the information you need on our website, including links to videos, resources and other helpful information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Queen’s in July!
The Student Experience Team


2013 Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference

Call for Abstracts

Conference Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 17th, 2012

For complete details, please download Conference Brochure. (You will need Adobe Reader to view this PDF file.)


From Grave to Cradle

A Father’s First Hand Account

Author Ian Powell will tell his remarkable journey into the health care system as the father of a traumatically injured son. He will share experiences and lessons learned about engaging the family, enhancing patient outcomes and improving our experience with our health care system.

Date: Tuesday Nov 27
Time: 4:30 - 5:30
Place: Chernoff Auditorium

Of interest to Health Science students - all welcome. The book is available in the Campus Bookstore.

For further information see


Hospice Palliative Nursing Course

The Queen’s University School of Nursing ( offered the new 6-module (8-week) online Hospice Palliative Nursing course (NURS 428) for the first this past spring term (2011) to 45 third & fourth year nursing students. Currently it is offered to a maximum of 50 students in the spring term only, and will be offered in 2012.

This online course was developed with the input from over 20 regional nurses, social workers, spiritual and hospice directors, a community representative, educators and physicians who work or have an interest in the area of hospice palliative care.

The module topics include an overview of hospice palliative care, pain and symptom management, care of vulnerable populations e.g., elderly, children, care of adults with cancer, care of adults with end-stage illnesses, and professional self-care.

This course is open to senior health professional students (university and college). Please contact School of Nursing  for more details. (613-533-2668)