- Posted 2019-03-20 16:08:28
“Certified perioperative nurses demonstrate continuous learning and ongoing maintenance of competencies in their specialized area of clinical practice. Obtaining certification shows that they meet testing requirements, are striving to be the best they can be in the perioperative setting, and are committed to the delivery of safe surgical care.”
Barbara Mushayandebvu, RN, CPN(C)
President, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
What distinguishes CNA-certified nurses
• Advanced clinical expertise with a commitment to lifelong learning
• Recognized specialty knowledge, authenticated by exacting national standards
• Dedication to evidence-based care and patient safety

What employers of certified nurses are saying about certification
• Confirms an RN’s enhanced competency and specialized knowledge
• Helps to recruit and retain the best nurses
• Fosters safe, high-quality care and raises the entire education culture
Application window to write or renew by exam › January 10 – March 31
Exam window › May 1 – 15
FALL 2019
Application window to write or renew by exam › June 3 – September 12
Exam window › November 1 – 15
Deadline to renew by continuous learning › November 1
Apply by June 1 to save 10% on your renewal fee
Application window to write or renew by exam › January 9 – March 2
Exam window › May 1 – 15

Note: Once CNA certified, your CPN(C) credential is valid for a five-year term.

November 2017 Nurses Week
- Posted 2017-11-21 11:13:52
I am pleased to announce that the honourable Sarah Hoffman,Minister of Health, is proud to
declare November 6-10, 2017 as Perioperative Nurses Week in Alberta. Barbara
Mushayandebvu, ORNAC President, Rana Sleiman, ORNAA President, and Darlene Rikley,
Alberta Director of ORNAC had the pleasure of being part of the proclamation at the Alberta
Legislature on November 7th, 2017. See video for legislature introduction and images of the
proclamation and the faces of our representatives!

Rana Sleiman
ORNAA President

Upcoming Events Calendar

DateEvent Description
Tuesday, October 4 2022
NCORNA Meeting

What is the Alberta Association of Nurses?

Kathy Howe MHS, RN will be discussing what the new Alberta Association of Nurses (AAN) is, the executive board?s plans for the future and how they want to support nurses as Agents of Change within the Alberta Healthcare field.

Hosted via Zoom
This event is free!

Contact: Please RSVP to your hospital representative by October 3. If you do not have a hospital rep, email Heather at hraitt26@gmail.com
Tuesday, November 8 2022
Provincial Event
2022 Annual General Meeting & Education Session

Alberta's Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Balachandra


**Some districts may send out additional information so watch your emails and
hospital information boards for more information as it comes out! **

Location: Zoom meeting

Contact: RSVP to education@ornaa.org
by Nov.5th to ensure you receive the Zoom link
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