Certification

CANNT actively supports and promotes the certification in nephrology nursing provided by the Canadian Nurses Association.

For more information on certification contact the Canadian Nurses Association 1-800-361-8404 or www.cna-nurses.ca.

There are two options through which you can qualify to write the certification exam — option A or option B.

Option A— experience only:

A minimum of 3,900 hours’ experience as a registered nurse in your specialty over the past five years in full-time, part-time or casual employment. Your experience may be in any of the five nursing domains:

  • Direct patient care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Policy
  • Administration

Option B — experience plus specialty education:

A minimum of 2,925 hours’ experience as a registered nurse in your specialty over the past five years in full-time, part-time or casual employment in any of the five nursing domains:

    • Direct patient care
    • Education
    • Research
    • Policy
    • Administration

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A formal post-basic course in your specialty at least 300 hours in length and taken over the last 10 years. A formal post-basic course is a specialty diploma or certificate program completed at a community college or university.

Certified RNs are recognized nationally for their practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning;
valued by employers, because their certification demonstrates specialized knowledge and brings many benefits to organizations; viewed as having enhanced professional credibility.

CNA Certification Important Updates:

Important dates 2019 Initial or renewal by exam

 

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Exam window

Results

Spring

Jan. 10 – March 1

May 1 – 15

June

Fall

June 27 – September 30 (new dates)

Nov. 1 – 15

Dec.

Renewal by continuous learning (CL)

 

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Renewal by CL

Jan. 10 – Nov. 1  Apply by June 1 to save 10% on your renewal fee

Please note: All certifications set to expire in 2019 are valid until December 31, 2019.

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