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Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists
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Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
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November 18, 2011
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Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses
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Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Canadian nurses who are committed
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Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses
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Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
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Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
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Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
www.chpca.net November 30, 2011
Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association Inc.
Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association Exam Date: April 21, 2012
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Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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National Emergency Nurses Affiliation
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
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• Prepares you for positions of greater responsibility in your nursing The CNA Certification Program is not based on a core curriculum of study; • Certification renewal is for candidates whose certification
specialty/area of nursing practice rather, it is experience-based, designed to challenge and evaluate the
term ends in 2012.
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public, your peers and other health-care professionals prepare for their exam however they see fit (independent study, • Renewal applications are accepted by CNA between
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Critical Care Pediatrics
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Hospice Palliative Care
Certification renewal application deadline: Oncology
November 30, 2011 Orthopaedics
Exam Date: April 21, 2012 Rehabilitation
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