April 30, 2014

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training (ACLS)

Provided by Save A Life Canada
All of Save A Life Canada’s instructors are experienced active ACLS paramedics that work in the province of Manitoba. Certification is provided through Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

There is a minimum of 6 students per class to a maximum of 12.
- Certification: $300/person
- Re-certification: $200/person

Certifications are 2 full 8 hour days and re-certifications are 5-6 hours. All Heart and Stroke ACLS certifications will be valid for 1 year.


Rodney Bodner, Instructor/Owner
103 Silver Springs Bay
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2K 4L4
Phone: 204-391-0790

April 30, 2014

Interested in attending the CNA conference?

In Winnipeg this year!
Students that wish to attend the CNA conference in Winnipeg, June 16-18, need to send their proposals to the Dean and cc NSA by May 5. The selected proposals will have their registration fee of $237.00 paid for. Proposals should include the following criteria: student name, student number, GPA, learning outcomes (of the conference), why (you want to go) evidence of involvement (showing volunteerism, or how this would apply to one’s interests as a future nurse), the name of the proposal. The proposals should be sent with the title “Funding to Facilitate Participation in Student Conferences (FFPSC).”

Proposals do not need to be more than one page.

This is a great opportunity to see some excellent topics and network within nursing for free.

April 7, 2014

Faculty Announcements

Transitioning into an Integrated Faculty: What do I need to know?
Staff and students are invited to attend a Faculty of Health Sciences Town Hall. This is a place to give feedback, get updates and get some Q&A.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 1200 – 1300
Theatre C, Basic Medical Sciences Building
Bannatyne Campus

How do you feel about now becoming the School of Nursing?
Bannatyne Campus Masterplan
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 1000 – 1600
Helen Glass Atrium
Fort Garry Campus

Come see the progress that’s been made in envisioning the future of the Bannatyne campus. As the planning phase comes to a close, this event is an opportunity to see the components of the plan’s final draft, and the results of community engagement.

Adult Abuse Registry Check
The WRHA now requires that all Faculty of Nursing students have completed an Adult Abuse Registry Check. In order to ensure that we comply with this requirement, students in the Baccalaureate Nursing Programs must obtain an Adult Abuse Registry check and submit the original document to the Student Services Assistant no later than June 1, 2014. If you wish to have your original Adult Abuse Registry Check returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your document. Details regarding the requirement and where to obtain the Adult Abuse Registry check can be found here

Students who do not submit their Adult Abuse Registry check by June 1st will be placed on hold, as per the CPR policy.



April 6, 2014

CNSA Updates

Interested in conferences?

The Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) is the national voice of Canadian nursing students. The goal of the CNSA is to increase the legal, ethical, professional, and educational aspects which are an integral part of nursing. CNSA is actively dedicated to the positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession as a whole.

For over 40 years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial, and international governments and to other nursing and health care organizations.
As a member of CNSA, you have the opportunity to interact with other nursing students on educational, professional, and social levels. CNSA members connect with each other through annual national and regional conferences, CNSA member forums, Facebook, and Twitter.

Check out the tab for more!



March 3, 2014

Updates from Our Monthly Meeting

Office Hours Until Final Exam Period:
Monday: 1230 – 1330
Tuesday: 1030 – 1130
Wednesday: 1130 – 1230
Thursday: 1130 – 1230
Friday: 1315 – 1415

Voting for NSA 2014 – 2015
Voting will be available online March 3 – 17 2014. Keep an eye out for an email with the link to follow.

CPR Renewal
It’s getting around to that time of year again, CPR re-certification. We all got to complete the course prior to June 1 2014. Come to our office during office hours to see if the times offered work for you. The session will cost $35 and a receipt will also be given at this time. Keep your receipt until your scheduled session.

Yoga is BACK ON!
Our Mentorship program has been able to set up some new times with BeYoga for some FREE yoga sessions. They will take place in our main floor lounge and a sign up sheet will be available on our office door. For more details, visit our Mentorship webpage. There are only 4 sessions available and 16 spots per session.

Grad Bud, Spud and Steak Fundraiser
The grad committee will be hosting a Bud, Spud and Steak fundraiser at Tavern United – Fort Garry. Tickets will be $25 each. For more details visit our 2014 Graduation page or email for more details. Tickets are available for purchase during office hours.

We are currently accepting clothing orders. To take a peek at our sample sizes, swing by during office hours. The next deadline for clothing orders is April 7, 2014. Visit our merchandise page to print out our clothing order forms.

New for this order and upcoming orders; $2 from every t-shirt sale will be donated to the Autism Society Manitoba Inc. For more details regarding this organization, watch out for our “What do you know about Autism?” posters.


February 4, 2014

Updates from Our Monthly Meeting

- Yoga with BeYoga has been CANCELLED
- Merchandise orders are now in and available for pick up in the office
- GRAD information is now available, see link in toolbar
January 25, 2014

Want a $10 Tim Card?

Participate in a Focus Group
Starting February 3 2014:

Purpose: The Manitoba Institute for Policy Research is currently developing a website dedicated to post-secondary finances. We would like to hear from students regarding what information they need the most and how to make it easy to understand.

Description: The focus group discussion will take one hour and 15 minutes. As a group, you will be asked questions about what types of financial information are useful for students and how information can be best presented on a website.

Risks and Benefits: This research has been approved by the Fort Garry Campus Joint-Faculty Research Ethics Board. There is no risk in participating in this research beyond what you might experience in everyday life. When the website is complete, this resource will be available for you and other students to better financially plan for post-secondary education. As a token of appreciation for your valuable contribution, you will receive a $10 Tim Hortons gift card at the end of the session.

For more information please email
For more information about the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research, visit



January 15, 2014

Events, events and more events!

Brought by your NSA of course
With the new year rolling in and our monthly meeting happening this just passing Monday, here are some upcoming events:

January 20 2014: Positive Self-Talk
1230-1330 / 1330-1430 / 1430-1530
Attend a fantastic session on Positive Self Talk presented by Stephanie Yamniuk from Active Minds, a
student led mental health advocacy, education and awareness group on campus. Sessions will be taking place in 202 HGC and will be no cost for nursing students!

January 25, February 10, 24, March 10, 17 2014 – Yoga with a Beyoga instructor
1230-1315 / 1330-1415 / 1430-1515
It is $50 for the 5 sessions and you can sign up and pay at Be Yoga. There is limited space for 16 students/session so sign up soon!

February 1 2014: Dress You Up In My Love
Faso, Sapher, Faculty of Nursing and Bison Track present “Dress You Up In My Love” 80′s Costume Party @ Area Nightclub! This event will include hits from the 80s, 90s and Today! Featuring: DJ Vance Jr., Dow Jones and DJ 3SICKZ. Tickets will be available during office hours.

February 3 2014: Art Therapy
Hosted in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association and taking place in 202 HGC.
Come de-stress for one hour and get in touch with your creative side! Bring friends, meet friends!
· Each 1 hour slot will accommodate 16 students
· Sign up sheet is posted outside 202 HGC
Supplies will be provided by CMHA and sessions are at no cost students.

February 3 2014: Food Daze
Food Daze will also be starting up again. Come enjoy the bake sale happening in the atrium from 0930 – 1430! We can guarantee there will be some yummies!

February 10 2014: Cookie Decorating
Do you have a sweetheart? Or like cookies? There will be Valentine’s Day cookie decorating in the Atrium on February 10. It’s free, so why not spread some love!



January 9, 2014

New Student Lounge Available!

202 Helen Glass Center
This lounge is located on the main floor of HGC right across from the reception desk. To gain entry use your encoded student card. Inside there are couches, tables and chairs that can be moved around for group work. There is also a fridge for your use and a TV on order!



January 4, 2014

“IPE Day Shift”

An Inter Professional Student Event
This is an opportunity open to 3rd and 4th year students who will play the role of nurse and second year students who will have a choice of either the nurse or patient role.The IPE Day Shift event will take place in the Clinical Simulation and Learning Facility (CSLF-Brodie Center @ Bannatyne Campus).

There will be two separate sessions on Saturday, February 8th 2014: 0800-1300 and 1200-1630

For more information on how you can get involved contact Jace Lloyd @



January 4, 2014

Darp Notes | First Edition

Read your copy of DARP Today!
DARP Notes is now the official newsletter of NSA, taking over the former SOAP Notes. If you feel you can contribute or would like to read the latest and first edition click here.

Questions or submissions for the next issue of DARP Notes can be emailed to



January 4, 2014

Attention: HSC Clinical Students

HSC Winter Parking Bulletin
The below PDF link is available for download and provides information on where/how to park at HSC on clinical days. Also included are guidelines and tips for parking during this winter term.
HSC Winter Parking Bulletin 2013

Visit our student resources page for more information useful for nursing students.