Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)

January 2005

Dear Members of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS):

We are grateful for your membership during our start-up years as an organization dedicated to the mission, Better Health Through Nursing Science. As you know, CANS was established in 2000 as the research policy and facilitation arm for the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). It is an open membership council, and we welcome all members of the nursing discipline as well as those outside of nursing who are invested in the generation of nursing knowledge. The goals of CANS are to be a strong voice for nurse scientists at the national and international levels, to support the development, conduct and utilization of nursing science, to share research findings across individuals and groups in scientific and lay communities, and to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists.

We are no longer an organization in its infancy, but have matured into an international voice for nursing science that has organized a series of exceptional State-of-the-Science and Special Topics conferences. You can purchase proceedings from our 2004 State of the Science Congress here. To continue our momentum, we invite you to renew your membership in this dynamic group. Your member benefits include discounted registration at all CANS programs, including the Special Topics conference, Nursing Interventions to Improve Health, to be held in Washington, D.C. October 9-10, 2005. The preliminary program for the Special Topics conference provides a preview of the expertise inherent in all of the CANS programming. Kenneth Schulz, one of the authors of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), statement will give the keynote address, followed by sessions presented or moderated by senior nurse scientists such as Margaret Grey, Lauren Aaronson, Janet Allen, Carolyn Sampselle, and Donna Hathaway. CANS offers you the opportunity to network with the most senior and productive nurse scientists in the world through roundtables at our national conferences and electronic communication. Future initiatives include the 2006 State-of-the-Science Conference and communications on nursing science-related issues of health policy and professional practice.

Membership renewal is a must to remain part of this innovative and dynamic organization! Discounted membership is available to members of the AAN, Sigma Theta Tau International, or any of the four regional nursing research societies (Eastern, Western, Midwest, and Southern). A special sustaining membership is available for a 3-year term as a one-time dues payment. We also invite societies, universities, and not-for-profit organizations to join as institutional members. Membership benefits include reduced fees for advertising and exhibit space in appropriate venues. A special sustaining organizational membership (with more extensive advertising and exhibit discounts) is available for a 3-year term as a one-time dues payment. Please click here to renew your 2005 membership now.

We appreciate your strong support during our formative years, and we thank you for renewing your membership today, as we evolve into an international, dynamic organization devoted to the advancement of nursing science. Invest in the future of nursing science, and join us in our mission!


Marilyn (Lynn) S. Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, Steering Committee
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

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