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Professional Development

CNA has a 110-year history of providing credible continuing professional development programs to build nursing practice. Our goal is to cultivate and sustain excellence in all areas of nursing, including practice, education, research, policy-making and innovation.

Online learning modules available on NurseONE.ca

Log into NurseONE.ca to view the following modules. If you don’t have an account, you can create one.

  • Medical Assistance in Dying: What Nurses Need to Know (1.5 CNA-accredited hours)
  • CNA Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses: Bringing the Code to Life
  • Suicide: Facing the Difficult Topic Together — Empowering Nurses, Instilling Hope in Patients (2 CNA-accredited hours)
  • Medical Cannabis IQ: The Fundamentals

We also have free online learning resources on our Tools for Practice page.

de Souza Institute

CNA members receive special rates! The de Souza Institute offers continuing education courses in cancer and palliative care. They provide health-care professionals with the advanced knowledge and expertise to handle every situation including managing a patient’s reaction to chemotherapy medication, dealing with anxiety and fears, and managing pain and other symptoms. Read full list of courses.

Why do nurses need to ensure their knowledge is current?

Nurses are accountable for providing competent care, which means they must maintain and continuously enhance the knowledge, skills, attitude and judgment required to meet client needs in an evolving health-care system.


The CNA Accreditation Program upholds standards of quality for continuing professional development for nurses in Canada.


Extra Forces

Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA)

EXTRA’s mission is to teach Canadian health-care executives how to adopt evidence-based solutions in their day-to-day decision-making. For senior…


CNA Webinar Series

CNA Webinar Series

Recordings of past webinars Clinical Practice Understand aboriginal health: What all nurses need…