What we do and how we connect with you
Year after year, nurses rank among the most trusted professions. This public trust, the expertise of RNs and the sheer size of our membership mean that when CNA speaks we’re listened to — by government decision-makers, members of the media, other health-care organizations and Canadians. Your concerns, your issues and your insights guide everything we do.
So what do we do?
We INFLUENCE health-care decisions that affect your daily practice.
We SHAPE public policy and BUILD public awareness on the fundamental and essential role you play in good health.
We ADVANCE your nursing excellence through professional development offers.
We SUPPORT you in staying on top of the ever-changing world of health care through leading resources like Canadian Nurse magazine and NurseONE.ca.
Learn more about who we are, what we do and how we’re all in this together.
Member services and benefits
CNA gathers information from across Canada and provides a vast array of knowledge resources to our members. Below you will find links to a wide range of information, resources and professional development tools that are at your fingertips as a member of CNA.
Membership in CNA also entitles you to many services, special offers and discounts. Explore what we have to offer and check back often to see what’s been added.
Professional development programs and events
CNA Certification in Nursing Specialties | Save over $200
The CNA Certification Program is Canada’s only national nursing certification program. Becoming certified demonstrates to patients, employers, the public and professional licensing bodies that you have specialized knowledge and skills in one of 20 nursing specialties or areas of nursing practice.
Continuing Education Courses | Special Rates
Supporting your commitment to life-long learning, NurseONE.ca offers online continuing education opportunities that ensure continuing competence and promote career development. Popular topics include team building, patient and family education, patient interview techniques, pain assessment, end-of-life issues, emergency preparedness, elder abuse, preventing needlestick injuries, preventing medication errors, infection control for health-care professionals and hundreds of clinical courses by specialty.
Progress in Practice Webinar Series
Topical and insightful, our many popular webinars are time well spent. Past topics include the social determinants of health, elder abuse, advanced nursing practice roles, RN prescribing, staff mix, nurse fatigue, aboriginal health, ethics, specialty certification and much more. Recordings of past webinars are available.
CNA Biennial Convention | Special Rates
Held every two years, CNA’s national convention, offered at a discounted rate to members, will inspire, inform, connect and challenge you.
CNA Annual Meeting
The annual meeting is open to all members free of charge and gives you the chance both to learn about our activities and to contribute to discussions about CNA’s direction.
Download your free copy of CNA’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, our most popular publication.
CNA’s Learning Modules: Bringing the Code of Ethics to Life
Be on top of the values and responsibilities at the heart of ethical nursing practice and see how to apply them in your work.
Toolkits and Frameworks
We offer a wealth of downloadable online resources for RNs and NPs such as our Primary Care Toolkit, Improve Your Practice Environment toolkit, Staff Mix Framework, and other e-toolkits and tools for point of care. We also offer great evidence-based information online like our patient care flow sheet for health teams and neuropathy pain scale.
CNA Newsletters (print and online editions)
Online and print newsletters bring the news to you, keeping you informed on CNA’s latest activities, projects and initiatives.
Reports and Position Statements
Keep abreast of the issues affecting nursing and health care. Learn how CNA is influencing decision-making and lend your voice to the process. Use them to inform your practice and research.
Nursing Matters action alerts and bulletins let you add your voice to CNA’s political action network. It’s an easy way to get involved in influencing political action through online petitions, letters to politicians, concise speaking points and more.
Available on canadian-nurse.com, Health Headlines delivers nursing and health-related news stories from across Canada. Log in daily or subscribe to the RSS feed.
Browse jobs and post your resumé on CNA’s national nursing job board.
Added value and special offers
Canadian Nurse Magazine | Free Subscription to Print and Online Editions
CNA’s magazine offers new ideas, opinions, research and news to support and inspire you in your practice. The editorial content represents the diverse nature of nursing, professionally and demographically.
It’s your gateway to essential knowledge resources to keep you current, credible, competent and connected. Access e-books, e-learning courses, specialty libraries, databases, webliographies and more on hot topics such as the social determinants of health, influenza immunization and patient safety.
CNA Nursing Publications | Save 25%
More than 100 nursing publications in print, including:
- Tested Solutions for Eliminating Canada’s Registered Nurse Shortage
- Registered Nurses: On the Front Lines of Wait Times — Moving Forward
- Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada
- Social Justice in Practice
- Strengthening the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Canada.
Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties
The Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties represents a committed group of nurses who have joined one of 43 national associations in a specialty area of nursing. By joining these associations, nurses enhance the breadth and depth of nursing knowledge and strengthen the links between nurses and the broader health-care community. CNA regularly draws on the specialty expertise of network representatives when developing policy statements or position papers and when looking for representation on national committees or support for national initiatives.
International Council of Nurses (ICN) Membership
As a CNA member, you are also a member of ICN, a federation of national nursing associations representing nurses in more than 130 countries. This connection creates opportunities to share with nurses internationally and contribute to the global nursing perspective, one that resonates with decision-makers worldwide.
Goods and services discounts
In recognition of the buying power of Canada’s RNs, we’ve negotiated numerous discounts for our members with leading national retail and service companies. These discounts add further value to your annual membership fee of $54.95.
Home and Auto with TD Meloche Monnex Insurance | Preferred Rates
Credit Card Rewards
CNA mbna rewards MasterCard® | Earn Points Virtually Everywhere You Shop
Mark’s (formerly Mark’s Work Wearhouse) | Save 10-20%
Take 10% off select items and 20% off HealthPro merchandise
If you don’t already have your Mark’s discount card, you can download and print the PDF file. If you would prefer to receive one by mail, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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