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  • Barb Shellian becomes CNA’s 47th president

    As CNA’s biennial convention came to a close, the chain of office was transferred from Karima Velji to Alberta nursing leader Barb Shellian. CNA welcomes its new president!

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  • Members choose new president-elect

    Congratulations to RN Claire Betker on being elected CNA’s president-elect at our June 20 annual meeting! Read her statement of philosophy.

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  • Celebrating contributions to the profession

    As part of the biennial convention, CNA held a glittering awards gala to recognize outstanding contributors to the nursing profession through the Jeanne Mance Award, four Order of Merit awards and the Employer Recognition Award. Read about this year’s recipients.

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  • Violence and nursing practice

    What can you do in your practice when violence occurs? Our newest installment in CNA’s Ethics in Practice series walks you through varied courses of action and scenarios. Apply this knowledge directly to your nursing practice to ensure safety and well-being, both for you and those around you.

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  • Barb Shellian becomes CNA’s 47th president
  • Members choose new president-elect
  • Celebrating contributions to the profession
  • Violence and nursing practice

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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!

Deadlines and important dates

  • August 8, 2016 — Deadline for online applications for initial certification and renewal by exam
  • September 19 to October 7, 2016 — Exam writing window
  • November 30, 2016 — Deadline for online applications for renewals by continuous learning

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



Canadian Nurse

In the June issue of Canadian Nurse:

  • Peer-Reviewed Research: Comparing personal health practices of individuals with mental illness with those of the general Canadian population
  • Nurses to Know Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald on their campaign to have non-state torture recognized as a human rights violation and a crime
  • Ask an Expert: What you need to know about Zika virus
  • Announcing the recipients of the Order of Merit Awards and the Jeanne Mance Award
  • Bill Jeffery on the lack of progress made on reducing sodium in our food

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.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

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

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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…

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