Landmark dates

  • June 1969: Foundation of the Canadian Association of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nurses (organizational meeting in Montreal, Quebec)
  • June 1970: First Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions held in Toronto, Ontario
  • January 1972: Member of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences
  • January 1977: First interest group to be awarded affiliate membership in the Canadian Nurses Association
  • September 1979: Publication of the first AXON
  • June 1981: First Mary Glover Lecture
  • 1983: Member of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
  • 1983: Published the first Standards of Practice for Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • June 1983: First Jessie Young Bursary awarded
  • June 1985: First Codman Award
  • January 1986: Changed name to Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • June 1986: Approved as a CNA Interest Group and became a member of the CNA Advisory Council
  • October 1987: CANN’s application for Neuroscience Nursing accepted for designation as the first nursing specialty for certification under CNA’s program
  • 1988: Publication of the Guidelines for Neurological and Neurosurgical Care
  • June 1988: CANN representative, Marlene Reimer, elected to the Board of CNA to represent all Interest Groups
  • April 1991: First Neuroscience Certification Examination (from CNA)
  • 1991: CANN Mission Statement developed
  • 1992: First CANN Research Award
  • 1992: Publication of Fundamentals of Neuroscience Nursing
  • 1996: CANN homepage set up on the Internet at www.conquestdes.nb.ca
  • 1998: Permanent CANN website established at www.cann.ca
  • 1999: First Strategic Plan for CANN printed (1999–2003)
  • June 2000: First Brain Tumour Foundation Award
  • June 2006: First Certification Bursary
  • 2006: First Dr. Marlene Reimer Research Award
  • June 2007: Name of journal changed from AXON to Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing