Registered Nurses (RNs) receive legal authority to use the title “registered nurse” or “RN” through provincial and territorial legislation and regulation.
The purpose of nursing regulation is to protect the public. Regulation assures Canadians that they are receiving safe and ethical care from competent, qualified registered nurses.
Nursing requires strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders who are visible, inspire others and support professional nursing practice.
Certification in one of 20 specialties/areas of nursing practice shows commitment to nursing excellence and continuing competence!
NurseONE, CNA’s gateway to knowledge resources keeping nurses current, credible, competent and connected.
Nursing requires strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders who are visible, inspire others and support professional nursing practice
CNA’s Vision for Nursing and Health envisions solutions to meet many of our health-care challenges and is intended to help members work in their own areas of practice to build a better future for Canadian health care
We must continually bring to the attention of managers, executives, employers and health-care decision-makers the value of nursing and the difference that registered nurses (RN) make ...
CNA and its partners have developed a range of resources to support nurses in making staff-mix decisions that maximize outcomes.
The Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses is a statement of the ethical values of nurses and of nurses’ commitments to persons with health-care needs and persons receiving care.
To determine prevailing norms across Canada related to fatigue in nursing and patient safety, CNA and RNAO conducted…
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Clinical Nurse Specialist Resources
Clinical Nurse Specialist [PDF, 118.6 KB] (position statement)
Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Canada Joins the Network (Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties news)
Pan-Canadian Core Competencies for the Clinical Nurse Specialist [PDF, 511.3 KB]
Strengthening the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Canada — Pan-Canadian Roundtable Discussion: Summary Report [PDF, 989 KB]
Strengthening the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Canada — Background Paper [PDF, 1.1 MB]
“Who is the Clinical Nurse Specialist”(Canadian Nurse article)
The Clinical Nurse Specialist — Getting a Good Return on Healthcare Investment (brochure)
“Clinical Nurse Specialists Working with First Nations and Inuit Communities” (journal article)
“The Consultation Component of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Role” (journal article)
“Practice Patterns and Perceived Impact of Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in Canada: Results of a National Survey” (journal article)
Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of British Columbia
Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Ontario
Clinical Nurse Specialists of Manitoba Interest Group
American Nurses Credentialing Center
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (U.S.)
Society for Clinical Nurse Specialist Education (U.S.)