As of last year, licensed practical nurses and registered practical nurses were able to obtain CNA certification in medical-surgical nursing; registered psychiatric nurses, meanwhile, were able to earn certification in gerontology as well as in psychiatric and mental health.
If you’re applying for certification for the first time, you have to write the exam and meet the following eligibility requirements:
There are two options through which you can qualify to write the certification exam — option A or option B.
Option A — experience only:
Option B — experience plus specialty education:
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*Please contact NSWOCC for proof of completion and information on recognized wound, ostomy and continence education program. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit NSWOC.ca or call 1-888-739-5072.
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