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FAQs

Membership Associate
Telephone: 1-800-361-8404, ext. 262
E-mail: members@cna-aiic.ca

Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I know if I have joined CNA?
  2. I am an RN or NP in Ontario or Quebec. Am I a member?
  3. Can I join CNA at the same time as applying for specialty certification?
  4. Can I receive Canadian Nurse magazine without joining CNA?

1. How do I know if I have joined CNA?
There are several types of CNA membership — jurisdictional, independent and retired RNs. One easy way to know if you have joined CNA is if you receive Canadian Nurse. Please see the Join / Renew with CNA page for details.

If you’re still not sure, e-mail members@cna-aiic.ca or call 1-800-361-8404, ext. 262, and we’ll be happy to verify your status.

2. I am an RN in Ontario or Quebec. Am I a member?
Yes, if you joined independently in Ontario or Quebec you are a member. Please note you cannot join or renew with CNA via the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) or the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. For more information, please see an important update for Ontario Nurses or Quebec Nurses.

3. Can I join CNA at the same time as applying for specialty certification?
Joining CNA and applying for certification are separate. First, join CNA, then you can apply for CNA specialty certification and save $200 on the certification program, a benefit exclusive to CNA members.

4. Can I receive Canadian Nurse magazine without joining CNA?
Yes. Individual subscriptions are available for an annual cost of $46 (plus applicable taxes). For less than $15 more, you can receive a Canadian Nurse subscription and the full complement of CNA benefits.