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Perinatal Nursing Certification

Application date extended! CNA has decided to extend the deadline to March 31, 2019, to apply to write the certification  from May 1 to 15, 2019.

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. CNA offers 22 nursing practice specialties for registered nurses, including perinatal nursing and, in 2019, CNA introduces its first certification for licensed/registered practical nurses.

New in 2019: CAPWHN members receive a 20% discount on their initial or renewal certification exam or renewal by continuous learning! Make sure your CAPWHN membership is up to date (or join CAPWHN) prior to registering for the exam.

To become certified, you must pass a rigorous computer-based exam. There are two exam windows annually (see important dates). Your exam preparation will be unique, depending on what you already know in your specialty. CNA offers exam preparation, and several CAPWHN members are mentors for Perinatal Nursing Certification. To join a study group, contact CAPWHN.

If you become certified, your credential will be valid for a five-year term. At the end of five years, you can renew by submitting a record of continuous learning hours or rewriting the exam.

Fees for initial certification are on this webpage:

English: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/certification/get-certified/initial-exam-fees

French: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/fr/certification/obtenez-votre-certification/frais-dexamen-initial


Fees for renewing certification are on this webpage:

English: https://cna-aiic.ca/en/certification/renewing-your-certification/renewal-fees

French: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/fr/certification/renouvellement-de-la-certification/frais-pour-renouvellement-de-la-certification



For more information regarding perinatal nursing certification visit the CNA website.



The new Canadian Perinatal Nursing Standards are now available!


New job postings available - RN NICU - McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton ONRN Obstetrics - Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Huntsville ONNursing Career Fair - Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto ON on February 12, 2019; and RN Women's & Children's Program - Lakeridge Health, Ajax/Pickering ON. Click to access all current job postings.


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