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Canadian Nurses Association

  • Ontario and Quebec nurses — join or renew now with CNA

    Enjoy all the benefits of being a part of CNA, including Canadian Nurse and having your voice heard nationally and internationally.

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  • CNA @ Work for Nursing

    Find out about what CNA is doing on the Hill and in global health, our work for a better home care action plan, the tools available to help nurses improve patient health outcomes, the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties and more.

  • CNA presents health-care priorities for federal budget

    CNA’s recent recommendations to the Commons finance committee will improve transparency and accountability for federal health transfers, access to home- and community-based care, caregiver support and the integration of health services.

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  • Canadian Nurse October issue highlights

    • Toward a national dementia strategy: Bill C-233 has
      cross-party support
    • Innovation in Seniors Care: Leaders in health-care provision and
      technology explain what is working and what changes are needed
    • Nurse to Know Sopari Sor puts down new roots
    • Promising Practices: Resources to help family caregivers cope with
      grief, loss and dementia

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  • Ontario and Quebec nurses — join or renew now with CNA
  • CNA @ Work for Nursing
  • CNA presents health-care priorities for federal budget
  • Canadian Nurse October issue highlights

Certification now online!

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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.

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

How can registered nurses ensure their skills are current? Canadian RNs are accountable for providing competent nursing care, which…


Nursing Practice

Becoming an RN

Are you thinking about a career as a registered nurse? The possibilities are limitless. Nursing offers both men and women a wide range of opportunities for…