Canadian Nurses Association
CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. Representing nearly 139,000 registered nurses, CNA’s members include provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges independent RNs from Ontario and Quebec, retired nurses, the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association, and the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties.
Our strength is in the knowledge, skill and influence of the registered nurses of Canada. CNA is a powerful, unified voice for Canada’s registered and retired nurses from coast to coast to coast. We advance the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA offers a nursing specialty certification program which provides successful candidates with nursing specialty credentials.
We influence health public policy by being a key player on federal, provincial and non-governmental committees, coalitions, roundtables, and initiatives where we use the nursing perspective of our members to help shape public policy on issues like primary health care, chronic diseases, quality end-of-life care and the effective use of health resources.
We promote the role of registered nurses. We advocate for nurses and their crucial role in Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health-care system. We ensure the RN voice is heard when key decisions are being made about how health care is delivered in Canada.
For more information, visit www.cna-aiic.ca
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