Latest Canadian Nurses Association Stories

2014-06-18 08:29:36

OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) today launched core competencies for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). A CNS is a registered nurse (RN) with a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, extensive nursing knowledge and skills, clinical expertise and experience in a specialty area. Defined competencies serve to clarify the CNS role, establish it as part of the health-care team and use it to its maximum potential. "These competencies are an important step in...

2014-05-15 16:26:06

OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has launched a national public awareness campaign to promote the role of registered nurses (RNs) in Canada's health-care system and raise awareness about the depth and complexity of the work they do. According to a new national poll conducted for CNA, 63 per cent of Canadians agree that RNs are adaptable health professionals who are at the forefront of delivering complex care to patients. Yet, while nurses are...

2008-06-18 06:00:35

By Anne-Marie Tobin, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - For the first time in 30 years, the number of nurses graduating in Canada has exceeded 9,000, but the total still falls short of the number needed to meet current and future demand, says a new report. There were 9,447 nursing graduates last year, says the report released Wednesday by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the Canadian Nurses Association. "It's nice to see that there's progress being made because we experienced...

2008-06-16 18:00:39

Canada Post today issued a domestic rate (52 cents) stamp celebrating the centennial of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The CNA is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nurses' associations and colleges representing more than 133,700 registered nurses and nurse practitioners. They are the national professional voice of registered nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. "We...

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