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November 2016

November 2016

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

On November 22, nursing leaders will gather in Ottawa to discuss health-care priorities with members of Parliament. In the morning, CNA will host an informational breakfast. Watch #CNAontheHill on Twitter and Facebook for interactive online participation.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Global health

Through the International Council of Nurses and its Canadian president, Judith Shamian, CNA provided input into a new report from the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth — Working for Health and Growth: Investing in the Health Workforce. The report highlights the key role nurses will continue to play in the global health workforce and economic growth and demonstrates the need for health system adaptation and change to meet population needs.

In September, CNA senior nurse advisor Josette Roussel was among the 900 delegates from 26 countries who participated in the 9th ICN International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (INP/APNN) conference in Hong Kong. Attendees explored the ways different countries are introducing, implementing and developing advanced practice nursing. Roussel also gave a poster presentation, called “Advanced Practice Nurses: How a Primary Health Care Approach can Optimize Their Impact.”


CNA will collaborate with Canada Health Infoway on the second national survey of registered nurses and nurse practitioners to understand the use and benefits of digital health technologies in nursing practice across a variety of practice settings. Expect to hear more about the survey in January.

Francophone nursing matters

Sylvie Jetté and her colleagues at the Université de Sherbrooke’s school of nursing have set up a Francophone international classification of nursing practice (ICNP) research centre. ICNP is a common language for describing nursing practice to improve communication among nurses and allow nursing data to be compared across clinical populations, settings, geographic areas and time. The research centre promotes and supports the use of the French ICNP by French-speaking nursing students, health-care professionals and organizations. As a key partner, CNA is contributing time and expertise to this project.

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 can turn to CNA’s webinar series. Register for our free, topical and insightful webinars. If you missed a previous webinar, such as “Creating a strong nursing ‘safety net’ in our schools,” recordings are available. See our upcoming webinars and archived recordings at webinar.cna-aiic.ca.

Environmental scan

CNA’s Environmental Scan Executive Summary provides a high-level overview of current and emerging developments — in nursing, the health system and society at large — that could impact the policy and program work of CNA or the nursing profession. Read it at cna-aiic.ca/scans.

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