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					                                                            These national nursing
                                                     associations are actively involved in
                                                        the CNA Certification Program
                                                                                                                                http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca              2012
                                                           Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses
                                                                       www.caccn.ca

                                                         Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy
                                                                                                                                  Celebrating 20 years
                                                                        www.caet.ca
                                                                                                                               o f Nu r s i n g C r e d e n t i a l i n g
                                                                                                                                                                            Get certified!
                                                      Canadian Association of Medical and Surgical Nurses
                                                                  www.medsurgnurse.ca

                                                  Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists
                                                                                                                                 Excellence, 1991-2011
                                                                        www.cannt.ca                                                                                                               A p p ly o n l i n e !
                                                          Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses                                                                       Initial certification application deadline:
                                                                        www.cann.ca

                                                           Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
                                                                     www.cano-acio.org                                            By obtaining CNA certification,
                                                                                                                                                                            November 18, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                            Apply eArly And get your online
                                                  Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses
                                                                                                                                  you join a recognized group of
                                                                       www.capwhn.ca                                                                                        exAm prep resources sooner!
                                                          Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Nurses                        Canadian nurses who are committed
                                                                        www.carn.ca
                                                                                                                                       to nursing excellence
                                                            Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses
                                                               www.cardiovascularnurse.com
                                                                                                                                    and continuing competence.              Maintain
                                                          Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
                                                                       www.cfmhn.ca                                                                                         your credential!
                                                           Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
                                                                        www.cgna.net                                                                                        Certification renewal application deadline:
                                                                                                                                Apply for certification now!
                                                           Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
                                                                       www.chpca.net                                                                                        November 30, 2011
                                                     Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association Inc.
                                                                  www.cohna-aciist.ca

                                                             Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association                                                                            Exam Date: April 21, 2012
                                                                     www.cona-nurse.org
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                                                  Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
                                                                       www.csgna.com
                                                                                                                                                                                Apply now! One of the best
                                                                Community Health Nurses of Canada                                                                              career moves you will make.
                                                                        www.chnac.ca

                                                               National Emergency Nurses Affiliation
                                                                          www.nena.ca

                                                          Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
                                                                        www.ornac.ca

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                                                                             First name      ________________________________________________________________________       last name     ________________________________________________________________________
Click Initial Certification at http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca or fill out
and send in this form to receive the application guide.                      Position     ________________________________________________________________________    Organization        ________________________________________________________________________

I am interested in the ______________________________________
nursing specialty/area of nursing practice.                                  Mailing address m Home                      m Work
Please indicate quantity required: m ENglISh ____ m FRENCh ____
                                                                             Street    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________    P.O. box     ________________
Send by mail or fax to:
CNA Certification Program Processing Centre                                  City   ____________________________________________________________________________     Province/territory         ______________   Postal code        _______________________________

1400 Blair Place, Suite 210, Ottawa, ON K1J 9B8
Tel.: 1-800-450-5206 • Fax: 613-237-6684                                     Tel. (            )   ______________________________________________________________________    E-mail   ____________________________________________________________________________




What is Certification?                                                       Maintain Your Credential (Renewal)                                                                 Cost
Certification is a voluntary, recognized nursing credential offered          Your certification is valid for five years. To renew, you must first meet the                      Visit http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca for the current certification fees.
by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). It was created by                  required hours of nursing experience in your nursing specialty/area of
registered nurses for registered nurses. The credential, which               nursing practice. Second, you must either rewrite the certification exam                           Learn More and Apply Online
must be renewed every five years, confirms that an RN has                    or complete a minimum of 100 hours of continuous learning activities in
                                                                                                                                                                                Visit http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca to learn more, watch a
committed to a national standard of professional competence that             your specialty/area during your five-year certification term.
                                                                                                                                                                                video and apply to the CNA Certification Program.
demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of their nursing
specialty/area of nursing practice. CNA offers certification in              Confirm Your Eligibility                                                                           Apply early and get your online exam prep resources sooner!
19 nursing specialties/areas of nursing practice.
                                                                             To be eligible to write a certification exam, you must:
learn more and watch a video about the CNA Certification
                                                                             • hold current registration/licence in Canada as a registered nurse;
Program at http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca.
                                                                             • have your supervisor or a consultant in your nursing specialty/                                    Important dates to remember
Benefits of Earning a CNA Certification                                        area of nursing practice complete the endorsement section of the
                                                                               application; and
Credential                                                                                                                                                                        For 2012 Candidates Taking the Initial Certification Exam
                                                                             • meet one of the experience and education requirements.
• Confirms that your knowledge is current in your nursing specialty/                                                                                                              • Applications are accepted by CNA between September 1
  area of nursing practice                                                   For detailed eligibility criteria, consult the application guide. You can                              and November 18, 2011. This is the final deadline to register
• Demonstrates your sincere commitment to your profession, your              download or order it from the website, or use the attached form.                                       for the 2012 exams.
  nursing specialty/area of nursing practice and your career                                                                                                                      • Exams take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
• Shows your desire to challenge your skills and knowledge at a
                                                                             Resources to Help You Prepare for the
  national level                                                             Certification Exam                                                                                   For 2012 Candidates Renewing their Certification
• 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.
• Increases your credibility, marketability and recognition with the         eligible candidate’s knowledge at a national level. As such, candidates
  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
                                                                             workshops, study groups, online practice tests, etc.). Each candidate’s                                September 1 and November 30, 2011.
• Includes you in a countrywide community of nurses committed to             preparation will be unique, depending on what he or she already knows.
  nursing excellence and continuing competence                                                                                                                                    • Exams take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
                                                                             CNA will give eligible candidates access to online prep resources to help
                                                                             them prepare for their exam. Some sections of the resources are created
Benefits for Employers


                                                                                                                                                                             CONTACT
                                                                             by the same expert nurses who create the corresponding certification
Employers who hire and support certified nurses send a strong                exam. The resources include a list of competencies, an exam blueprint, a
message that they are committed to creating an exceptional care              bibliography, a list of mentors, information on available study groups, as
                                                                                                                                                                                          CNA Certification Program
environment. It shows they promote a culture of professionalism              well as online practice exam questions. Please note that there is no CNA                                     Tel.: 1-800-450-5206
and retention that is imperative for quality care.                           “textbook” for each nursing specialty/area of nursing practice.
                                                                             Apply early to receive access and take full advantage of the online
                                                                                                                                                                                          E-mail: certification@cna-aiic.ca
                                                                             prep resources.                                                                                              Website: http://getcertified.cna-aiic.ca
Celebrating 20 years of Nursing
Credentialing Excellence, 1991-2011




                                                2012
Get certified!         A p p ly o n l i n e !
                                                Cardiovascular
                                                Community Health
Initial certification application deadline:     Critical Care
                                                Critical Care Pediatrics
November 18, 2011                               Emergency
Apply eArly And get your online                 Enterostomal Therapy
exAm prep resources sooner!                     Gastroenterology
                                                Gerontology
                                                Hospice Palliative Care

Maintain                                        Medical-Surgical


your credential!
                                                Nephrology
                                                Neuroscience
                                                Occupational Health
Certification renewal application deadline:     Oncology

November 30, 2011                               Orthopaedics
                                                Perinatal
                                                Perioperative
                                                Psychiatric/Mental Health
Exam Date: April 21, 2012                       Rehabilitation




Apply now! One of the best career moves you will make.


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