Help fix Canada’s health-care crisis!

Send a letter to your federal and provincial/territorial elected officials to urge them to work together to fix Canada’s health-care crisis and nursing shortages.

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2023 ICN Congress — Nurses together: a force for global health

As part of your exclusive benefits, CNA members save $210 on the standard registration fees for the 2023 International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress, which is being held July 1-5, 2023, in Montreal. Substantial discounts on early-bird and onsite registration are also available.

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It’s easy to renew your CNA certification

For nurses whose certifications expired in 2021: did you know you can still renew by continuous learning? The CNA Certification Program’s new online system makes the application process easier than ever. Our user-friendly interface will even give you the ability to track the progress of your application every step of the way. Apply anytime until December 16, 2022.

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CNA unveils massive 28-storey mural to celebrate nurses nationwide

The Canadian Nurses Association today unveiled a massive, 28-storey reminder to people in Canada of the immense role nurses have played and continue to play amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a health-care crisis.

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CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. We represent registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, retired nurses and nursing students across all 13 provinces and territories.

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CNA is the unified voice of Canadian nursing — from coast to coast to coast. We support students and nurses in the beginning stages of their careers, those who are working full and part-time, and those who are retired. No matter where you work, we’re determined to make nursing better — for nurses, for patients and for our public health systems.

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CNA Journals

Enjoy exclusive access to the Canadian Nurse online journal and the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership. Both journals are dedicated to nursing, publishing practical information, insightful opinions and interesting stories to support all domains of practice.



As well as being part of Canada’s national nurses association, you will have access to the membership benefits below and more.

What Our Members Say

“I am thankful for CNA for the instrumental professional leadership and regulatory support that it provides to nurses in the North.”

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Jo-Anne Cecchetto

Assistant Deputy Minister, NT

What Our Members Say

“Canadian nurses need a unifying voice to advocate for and lead the profession; CNA is that voice. CNA’s collective leadership is critical to the health and well-being of our nation.”

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Dawn Tisdale

Provincial Health Services Authority, BC

What Our Members Say

“Belonging to CNA allows me to remain connected with national nursing issues, access helpful digital resources and contribute to national nursing advancement. I wouldn’t be without it!”

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Mary McAllister, RN, PhD, FCAN

Retired, ON

What Our Members Say

“I belong to CNA because it brings together and enables nurses from all walks of life to have a voice that speaks to all Canadians, patients and policy-makers.”

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Gail Donner, RN, BScN, PhD, FCAN

Professor Emerita, University of Toronto; Partner, donnerwheeler

What Our Members Say

“Being a member of CNA has continuously pushed me to think about the bigger picture and how nursing can transform health care through leadership and innovation.”

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Patrick Chiu

Professional Practice Advisor, AB

What Our Members Say

“CNA is current and relevant, even when unexpected changes happen — like a pandemic and its aftermath.”

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Nadia Prendergast, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

What Our Members Say

“I value my membership with CNA because it advocates and lobbies for nursing initiatives at a national level.”

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Melissa Holzer

Territorial Specialist in Acute Care, NU

What Our Members Say

“I value the leadership role that CNA takes in advocating for and supporting advanced practice nursing roles in Canada.”

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Dr. Lorraine Avery, RN, PhD, CNCC (C)

Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist, MB

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CNA is the national and global voice of Canadian nursing, working with nurses in all 13 jurisdictions across Canada to bring essential and meaningful change to health care and nursing. We bring you the latest knowledge, help you achieve your career goals and offer you preferred rates for CNA programs and with many businesses.

CNA works to ensure that nurses’ expertise, guidance and concerns are top of mind with government leaders and key decision-makers across Canada. #WeAnswerTheCall

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