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:

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