Nursing Students

Did you Know

Did you know, CHNIG contributes over half the cost of the RNAO Student Membership to help increase accessibility for nursing students and support our professional organization?

Student Information

Role Description for Student Member:

  • Provide input to RNAO and CHNIG on relevant issues from a student’s perspective.
  • Promote CHNIG and RNAO’s perspectives, links, resources and awards to peers in nursing programs.
  • Identify community and home health nursing student education issues to CHNIG.
  • Network with other student nursing associations, especially the Ontario Regional Director of the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and the Provincial Nursing Students Interest Group (Nursing Students of Ontario- NSO) on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to the overall goals of CHNIG and RNAO where possible.



Why become a CHNIG student member?

  • Our website includes stories from nurses, opportunities for funding, and information on conferences and meetings, and other resources
  • By attending meetings and networking with other CHNIG members, you can stay connected to the pulse of Community Health Nursing in Ontario
  • You will receive our biannual newsletter with information on what the interest group is doing for you
  • You have the opportunity to be involved in political action for patients and your own profession
  • Membership is FREE for students


Join CHNIG when you sign up or renew with RNAO.



2018 Awards now closed.


CHNIG 2018 Professional Development Bursary to attend the 13th National Community Health Nurses of Canada Conference: June 2018 ~ Regina, SK


The Professional Development Bursary was established by the Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group (CHNIG) of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) in 2010 in recognition of the need to support CHNIG members in their interest and participation in the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) National Conference.


The applicant must be a RN with a minimum two year membership in CHNIG or a student with a minimum one year membership.


Deadline to apply is Friday, March 30th, 2018 @11:59 p.m.

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