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

Frequently asked questions: Membership for RNs

  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 access Canadian Nurse magazine with my CNA membership?
  5. I understand CNA plans to include licensed/registered practical nurses and registered practical nurses in its membership. Can these nurses join CNA today?

1. How do I know if I have joined CNA?
There are several types of CNA membership — jurisdictional, independent and retired RNs:

  • Jurisdictional — registered nurses belonging to one of CNA’s jurisdictional members are automatically part of CNA
  • Independent — registered nurses in Ontario or Quebec are members if they have joined directly through CNA’s independent nurse category
  • Retired — retired registered nurses (who no longer maintain a licence to practise as an RN) from anywhere in Canada are members if they have joined directly through CNA’s nurse emeritus category

If you are not sure if you are a current CNA member, 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 or NP in Ontario or Quebec. Am I a member?
If you joined CNA directly through the independent category for Ontario or Quebec nurses, then 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. As an RN, 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 more than $150 on the certification program, a benefit exclusive to CNA members.

4. Can I access Canadian Nurse magazine with my CNA membership?
The May/June issue is our last in 2018. We are pausing production of Canadian Nurse for the remainder of the year while we plan and develop a new digital format. However, existing online content will remain available to CNA members and subscribers. To access it, log in to Canadian Nurse as you have been doing or activate your online access now.

5. I understand CNA plans to include licensed/registered practical nurses and registered practical nurses in its membership. Can these nurses join CNA today?
For this and other questions about membership for licensed/registered practical nurses and registered practical nurses, please consult our LPN/RPN and RPN frequently asked questions.