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Care to Be the Best
CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for registered nurses. The first certification exam, offered in 1991, was in neuroscience nursing. Today, more than 17,000 RNs are CNA certified in one of 21 specialties (see breakdown by specialty and province/territory).
Certified RNs are…
- Recognized nationally for their practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
- Valued by employers, because their certification demonstrates specialized knowledge and brings many benefits to organizations
- Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility
CNA certification news
Initial or renewal by exam
||Jan. 10 – March 1
||May 1 – 15
||June 1 – September 10
||Nov. 1 – 15
Renewal by continuous learning (CL)
|Renewal by CL
||Jan. 10 – Nov. 1
Please note: All certifications set to expire in 2018 are valid until December 31, 2018.