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Canadian Nurses Association

  • Ontario and Quebec nurses: Join or renew with CNA starting October 1
  • Canadian Association Self Employed Registered Nurses joins network
  • Barb Shellian becomes CNA’s 47th president
  • Celebrating contributions to the profession

Certification now online!

Learn more / Apply now!

As a certified RN you are…

  • Recognized nationally for your practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Valued by many employers, because your certification demonstrates specialized knowledge
  • Recognized for your clear commitment to lifelong learning
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility, because your certification shows you Care to Be the Best!


  • November 30, 2016 — Deadline for online applications for renewals by continuous learning

The April 11 to August 8 application period to write the 2016 exams is now closed.

Did you forget to renew your certification in 2015? Contact the certification team to learn about your options. You can e-mail us at or call toll-free at 1-800-361-8404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.

Canadian Nurse

In the September issue of Canadian Nurse:

  • At the CNA convention: What we heard from members and voting delegates, millennial nurses, health ministers and Sheila Tlou
  • Nurse to Know Marion Rattray is a pioneer in pediatric palliative care
  • Exploring the perceptions of patients and care providers in switching from parenteral to oral management of B12 deficiency
  • Legal Matters: CNPS on the legal implications of MAID
  • An interview with CNA’s new president

Insurance Discounts

As a member of the Canadian Nurses Association, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits.


Professional Development

Professional Development

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Nursing Practice

Becoming an RN

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