NEW!!! Nursing Certification: Registered Practical Nurses

The Canadian Nurses Association offers 22 nursing practice specialties. The certification credential is part of a respected national certification program.

Specialty certification provides official recognition by nursing colleagues and health system stakeholders of the unique community practice focus and that certified nurses are qualified, competent, and current in the practice of their area of nursing.

In 2019 we introduced our first certification for registered practical nurses.  The Gerontological nursing exam. The official designation letters, GPNC(C), are engraved on the pin provided to candidates who have successfully passed the rigorous national practice and knowledge requirements of the certification exam. We encourage you to wear your certification pin with pride.

In 2020, a second exam, medical-surgical nursing for registered practical nurses, will be offered for November 1-15 exam window. Application will open on June 1st, 2020

Important Notice to all Members: 2020 Conference Cancelled


After much discussion and consideration, and considering the latest COVID-19 developments, the executive committee of CAMSN has decided to cancel the in-person May 25-26, 2020 conference that was to be held in Montréal, Québec. Please see below for further detail. We welcome any questions you might have. – CAMSN Executive