Study Groups

Study Groups

Study groups are established by individuals and organizations and are independent of the CNA Certification Program. As such, they operate without being endorsed by or being of benefit to CNA, which simply provides study group information. The language of each study group corresponds with its description.

Although not every study group is open to all nurses applying to write certification exams, nurses who wish to join a group are encouraged to see whether participation (full or partial) is available. Even if a group is not nearby, for example, it may be possible to share in their activities via teleconferencing. Being part of a certification exam study group can be tremendously helpful to your exam preparation and experience. Please contact each group organizer for complete details.

Study groups by nursing practice specialty

Don’t see a study group for your specialty? Consider starting your own! Once you’ve created your group, e-mail us at certification@cna-aiic.ca with details so we can advertise it on this page. We will also provide you with access to the online prep resources and practice test questions for your specialty.

Title: The Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN) invites you to become a member and then sign up for our 11-week virtual study course.
Start date: August 18th
E-mail: Susan.Morris@Horizonnb.ca
Comments: Email Susan.Morris@Horizonnb.ca to become a participant. Please forward proof of CCCN membership along with the request

Title: Study Group possibility
Contact name for details and registration: Lommya Ayana, RN
Telephone: 647-985-0516 or text
Email: lommya.ayana@gmail.com

Title: Mentorship with your study group to answer questions or provide direction for Community Health Nurses wanting to complete their CNA certification.
Contact name for details and registration: Vanessa House
Email: vanessajhouse@gmail.com
Comments: Meet up will be offered via zoom. No Charge

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

Title: 2024 Emergency Certification Study Group
When: 1-hour long sessions held virtually 2 times / week. Zoom link will be provided.
Contact name for details and registration: Jennifer Willox
Contact E-mail: jenniferwillox@hotmail.com

Title: CNA Gerontology Study Group (CGNC)
Contact name for details and registration: CNA Gerontology Study Group | de Souza Institute
When: Winter offering: February 19, 2024 – May 13, 2024
Summer offering: August 12, 2024 – November 18, 2024
Telephone: 416-581-7887
Email: support@desouzainstitute.com

Title: On-line/email Gero Study Group
When: Jan 12 to March 31, 2024
Time: weekly emails
Contact and registration information: Patricia Roy (lead) pmroy@shaw.ca; register prior to January 31, 2024
Additional information: I've offered this study group a few times over the years and nurses PASS! Within the weekly emails are: Powerpoint presentations, articles, fun games, practice exams and mentoring available.

Title: CNA Hospice Palliative Care Study Group (CHPC)
Contact name for details and registration: CNA Hospice Palliative Care Study Group | de Souza Institute
When:Winter offering: February 19, 2024 – May 13, 2024
Summer offering: August 12, 2024 – November 18, 2024
Telephone: 416-581-7887
Email: support@desouzainstitute.com

Title: Hospice Palliative Care Study Group (CHPC)
Contact name: Elisabeth Antifeau
When: I am offering study forums for the following dates and times:
February 9th, 4pm to 5:30pm Pacific Time
February 14th, 4-5:30 pm Pacific Time
March 12th, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time
April 9th, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time
April 26th (final session before exams) – 3:00 to 4:30pm
Contact and registration information: Elisabeth.antifeau@interiorhealth.ca or 250-354-2883

Title: Study Group for Hospice Palliative Care Certification Exam Preparation
Contact name for details and registration: Gwendolyn Cleveland
When: 1-hour virtual session once a week. Zoom link will be provided
Email: gcleveland@schcontario.ca

Title: Study Group for Initial Medical/Surgical Certification
Contact name for details and registration: Jo-Anna Watt RN BScN, CMSN(C)®
Contact E-mail: wattjoanna@hotmail.com
Comments: Looking forward to connecting with fellow nurses and working with you to achieve your goal of certification.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

Title: CNA Oncology Study Group (COES)
Contact name for details and registration: CNA Oncology Exam Study Group | de Souza Institute
When: Winter offering: January 8, 2024- May 13, 2024
Summer offering: July 3, 2024- November 18, 2024
Telephone: 416-581-7887
Email: support@desouzainstitute.com

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

There are currently no active study groups that we are aware of.

Title:Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification Study Group
When: February 9, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Time: 0800 - 1000 Mountain Standard Time
Contact and registration information: Naomi Lockhart. Ph. 306-216.8794 Em. naomi.m.lockhart@gmail.com

Title: NSOWCC Study Group
Contact name for details and registration: Kim Leblanc
E-mail: chair@wocinstitute.ca