CNA Certification Information
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) offers certification towards nationally recognized practice specialties. If you are a registered nurse providing hospice palliative care within your area of work, then you may want to consider obtaining your certification in Hospice Palliative Care Nursing [CHPCN(C)].
The requirements to obtain your initial certification can be found here.
Initial or Renewal Exam Preparation
There are a few different ways (see below) that you might consider as you prepare to write the examination and depends on your individual needs:
- Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) course
- The de Souza Institute’s CNA Hospice Palliative Care Study Group (CHPC)
- Additionally, the CNA provides study resources to assist you in preparing for the exam along with associated blueprints and competencies.
The CNA offers two exam windows each year; these dates can be found here along with the application time frames.
You can also connect with one of our regional Palliative Pain & Symptom Management Nurse Consultants for any questions or additional support.