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News & Updates:

Posted on: January 5, 2015

• Welcome Back!

NSS Assembly is extremely excited for the year ahead!

We hope everyone had a wonderful, restful break. Looking forward to seeing all of our nursing students back on campus soon!

If you are interested in being a guest speaker at an upcoming NSS meeting, please contact Alexandra Palmeri, NSS President:
Posted on: September 16, 2014

• New Volunteer Opportunities

Attention all students looking to get involved this year: application deadlines for all AMS Fall Hire positions are fast approaching! Are you interested in getting involved this year, meeting new people and making new experiences? Whether you’re looking for clubs, internships, volunteer opportunities or part-time positions, with over 1000 positions and over 250 clubs, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that interests you.

Application deadlines are September 18th or 25th at 4pm depending on the position. All applications can be found online at

Part-time positions in September are reserved for first year, transfer, exchange and international students. If you are an upper year student who was on exchange in the Winter term, are returning from the BISC, or have a work-study bursary you may also apply. All other extenuating circumstances (i.e.: medical reasons or family emergencies) must go through our Human Resources Officer Meg Monteith at

Internships are reserved for students in their first year at Queen’s (including students returning from the first-year BISC program).

Volunteer opportunities are available for everyone! It’s not too late to volunteer this year with one of our amazing committees, media or government services!

If you have any questions about your eligibility, the application process, or any technical difficulties, please sends me an email at
Posted on: September 16, 2014

• New Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to get involved with and give back to the Kingston community? Look no further - Generations is the club for you!

Generations provides volunteer opportunities in local retirement homes and long-term care facilities. All but one of the locations are within walking distance from campus. We provide volunteers with transportation to the furthest location.

In addition to coordinating weekly volunteer visits at each location, we also host 2 dinner-dance events, Silver Bells and Senior Prom, to which we invite all volunteers as well as residents from each of the locations.

Finally, we also offer the "Tech Tutor" program, through which you may help a resident of the one of the locations engage with technology, and a music performance program, where you may demonstrate your musical capabilities in front of the residents of any of our locations.

If any of these opportunities interest you, please apply today!

To apply for either the position of Committee Member or Volunteer, please follow the following link: where you will be prompted to sign in with you NetID. The application deadline is set for Thursday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Below is an outline of how to the application:

1) Click on the "Click here to view all AMS positions" icon.
2) Click on the "Get Involved" tab.
3a) For "Type of Position," select "Volunteer."
3b) Select the "Municipal Affairs Commission" department.
4) Scroll down the list of position until you find the position for which you wish to apply.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for the position of Generations Committee Member and wish to volunteer as well, you only need to apply for the Committee Member position. In such a case, your application (and interview) for the Committee Member position will be used as consideration for the Volunteer position as well.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via
Posted on: February 04, 2014

• New Volunteer Opportunities

Health, Counselling, & Disability Services as well as Student Academic Success Services are looking for volunteers for the 2014 year! Applications are due on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Interested students are encouraged to click here for more information.
Posted on: October 26, 2013

• Crest of the Nursing Science Society

The elements that define the Nursing Science Society; leadership, tradition, and care, are now officially represented in our inaugural faculty crest.

Located at the top of the crest is a depiction of Florence Nightingale’s historic lamp. Florence Nightingale was a prominent figure during the Crimean War, who was best known for her nightly circulation of the wards of wounded soldiers. Her reform of patient care and contribution to nursing research was truly remarkable. Dubbed, “the lady with the lamp,” her dedication and selfless acts of goodwill have remain an inspiration to nurses everywhere.

Representing the tradition of medicine, the “Caduceus,” is located on the right side of the crest. As a testament to the understanding that nurses are life-long learners, only half of the symbol is depicted. Our professional journey begins at Queen’s University, yet the path we follow hereafter will differ. Nonetheless, while our careers will thrust us into a dynamic and ever-changing field, we will always be bounded by our love of nursing.

The three crowns depicted on the left side of the crest represent the “Three C’s of Nursing”: core, cure, and care. Lynda Hall developed this motto while advocating for the critically ill in the 1960s. Core represents the patient to whom nursing care is directed towards. Cure is the attention and focus of treatment given to patients. Care is the foundation of our profession. Core, Cure, and Care were bounded together through crowns, symbolizing our ties to Queen’s.

Our motto reads, “Vincat Scientia Morbos.” This is Latin for “conquering disease through knowledge.” Our knowledge guides our practice. With our continued desire to learn, our impact on society will have no boundaries.

This crest represents who we are.
We are the Nursing Science Society.

This is the first official crest representation of the Nursing Science Society. Special thanks to Taylor Mann (ArtSci’14), Jessica Searle (NSS President, 2013) and the NSS Council.

Posted on: May 18, 2013

• New Nursing Elective

The school of nursing is offering a new elective this year: NURS 425 - Managing for Success

Course Description:

"This course focuses on three key skills that a successful manager possesses; an understanding of financial management, negotiation and influence. In the three components of the course learners will examine, among other things, basic ideas of finance and accounting and how health care is funded in various jurisdictions; styles of negotiation and bargaining for an agreement; how people are influenced and how to exert it to achieve personal and organization goals.
- 3 hour lecture per week; 3 credit unit course.
- Prerequisite: year 3 of the BNSc program or by permission of the instructor."

Posted on: May 15, 2013

• NSS Website Construction

Bear with us as the NSS website goes under construction. We hope to be back up and running with updated information by September of the 2013 year. Questions, concerns? Email the executives.

|| Society

> News > About the NSS > The Executive > Class Councils > Governance > Documents & Applications

|| Get Involved

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|| Resources

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