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Certification Nursing Practice Specialties

CNA offers RN certification in 21 nursing practice specialties. Once certified, you can proudly use the credentials associated with your specialty after your name.

Cardiovascular CCN(C) ®
Community Health CCHN(C) ®
Critical Care CNCC(C) ®
Critical Care Pediatric CNCCP(C) ®
Emergency ENC(C) ®
Gastroenterology CGN(C) ®
Gerontological GNC(C) ®
Hospice Palliative Care CHPCN(C) ®
Medical-Surgical CMSN(C) ®
Neonatal CNeoN(C) New in 2018!
Nephrology CNeph(C) ®
Neuroscience CNN(C) ®
Occupational Health COHN(C) ®
Oncology CON(C) ®
Orthopaedic ONC(C) ®
PeriAnesthesia PANC(C) ®
Perinatal PNC(C) ®
Perioperative CPN(C) ®
Psychiatric and Mental Health CPMHN(C) ®
Rehabilitation CRN(C) ®
Wound, Ostomy and Continence WOCC(C) ®

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There is a national association for each specialty, collectively forming part of CNA’s Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties. If you’re not already a member of your specialty association, learn more about how membership will benefit you professionally — especially if you are still considering certification.