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January 2017

January 2017

Below are a few highlights of our recent work. To receive regular updates and information, subscribe to our CNA Now newsletter. Subscribers will be kept apprised of our activities and have the chance to provide input as we shape our policies and positions.

CNA on the Hill

CNA president Barb Shellian with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CNA senior nurse advisor Lisa Ashley and Kamal Khera, RN, Liberal MP for Brampton West and parliamentary secretary to the minister of health.
Nursing leaders descended on Parliament Hill November 22-23 to convince over 40 MPs and senators that Canada needs better home care, more support for caregivers and an accountability framework in the new health accord. The meetings were part of CNA’s ongoing advocacy and policy work to bring nursing solutions and recommendations to the federal government. Visit our online photo gallery to see highlights.

Digital Health

CNA is collaborating with Canada Health Infoway on the second national survey of registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Its aim is to understand the use and benefits of digital health technologies in nursing practice across a variety of practice settings. Take the survey at 2017nursessurvey.ca.

Scope of Practice

Soins, a peer-reviewed nursing journal in France, invited CNA senior nurse advisor Josette Roussel to publish on the status of RN prescribing in Canada. Her article, “Le droit de prescrire pour les infirmières et infirmiers du Canada : le développement d’un cadre national par l’Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada (AIIC),” appeared in the October 2016 issue.

Watch for these in 2017



  • Updated CNA Code of Ethics
  • Position statements on the roles of nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, as well as the value of nursing informatics
  • Discussion paper on harm reduction

Canadian Nurse

Our 2017 content lineup guarantees to inform and inspire readers. The magazine will explore pressing political news, including the new health accord and upcoming legislation on marijuana and sugar content labelling. We’ll publish promising practices from CNA members, updates on nursing informatics and the C-HOBIC project, and features on innovative projects designed to enhance patient care or make work settings healthier. Visit canadian-nurse.com.

CNA benefits

Being a part of CNA includes a subscription to Canadian Nurse, membership in the International Council of Nurses (ICN), certification program and professional development discounts, access to leading resources, preferred rates for insurance, mortgage rates and more. For a full list visit cna-aiic.ca/benefits.

Ontario and Quebec nurses — Join or renew now with CNA

Enjoy all the benefits of being a part of CNA, including Canadian Nurse and having your voice heard nationally and internationally. Go to Join/Renew with CNA.

NEW — Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS)

RNs and NPs can apply to become a CNPS beneficiary when joining or renewing with CNA — all in one transaction! Visit join.cna-aiic.ca.


You can now follow us on LinkedIn for best practices, career information, and networking and professional development opportunities, including upcoming webinars. Follow us at lnked.in/CNA-AIIC.

CNA Certification Program — Mark your calendars

Spring 2017

  • January 3 – March 1 › Application window to write or renew by exam
  • May 1 – 15 › Certification exam window

Fall 2017

  • June 1 – September 1 › Application window to write or renew by exam
  • November 1 – 15 › Certification exam window
  • January 3 – November 30 › Application window to renew by continuous learning

Find out more at getcertified.cna-aiic.ca.

Progress in Practice Webinar Series

Nurses interested in professional development often turn to CNA’s topical and insightful webinars. See what’s in store for 2017 and access previous recordings at webinar.cna-aiic.ca

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